Hilton Obenzinger

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Hilton Obenzinger, Ph.D., is a professor at Stanford University and the author of, Treyf Pesach, a collection of blasphemous outbursts (Ithuriel's Spear, 2017), How We Write: The Varieties of Writing Experience (How I Write Project, 2015), Busy Dying, an autobiographical novel (Chax, 2008); A*Hole: a novel (Soft Skull Press, 2004); Running Through Fire: How I survived the Holocaust, by Zosia Goldberg as told to Hilton Obenzinger (Mercury House, 2004); New York on Fire (Real Comet Press, 1989), a poetic exploration; American Palestine (Princeton University, 1999), nonfiction; Cannibal Eliot and the Lost Histories of San Francisco (Mercury House, 1993), a novel; This Passover or the Next I Will Never be in Jerusalem (Momo’s Press, 1980), winner, American Book Award. Associate Director of Stanford's Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project and associate editor of The Chinese and the Iron Road.

“Hilton Obenzinger is an American original. His lost histories [Cannibal Eliot] are acts of legerdemain and cunning...”

—Paul Auster


"Hilton Obenzinger is a treasure. Funny, surreal, radical—he is the American Jonathan Swift."

—Diane di Prima

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