A Funny Book About Genocide

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“I’d been thinking about writing a book on genocide for some time, but the project really kicked off about a year-and-a-half ago, around the time my wife told me she was pregnant with our second child.

Naturally, I thought about the Holocaust. It wasn’t a morbid thought, or at least it didn’t seem so to me.

The thought was this: “At least our first son will have someone to go to the concentration camps with.”

At Tablet, Shalom Auslander, discusses his latest project: a self-described “comic novel about genocide.” (!)

He will be making a case for himself through ongoing installments at Tablet. Installments that will certainly be as provocative and unsettling and perhaps even hilarious as the very project he intends to complete.


Michael Berger is a barely-published writer and book-seller living in San Francisco. He is one of the founding Corsairs of the Iron Garters Bike Club and is currently pursuing a degree in applied pataphysics. He sometimes eats oatmeal for dinner. More from this author →