“As a teenager, I also worked at HaMeshulash for several months. It’s quite possible that I was the worst waiter in the history of the café.”
Omer Friedlander was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Tel Aviv. He is the author of the short story collection The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land (Random House, 2022). He earned a BA in English literature from the University of Cambridge and an MFA from Boston University. His short stories have been published in the United States, Canada, France, and Israel. He currently lives in New York City, where he is a Starworks Fellow in Fiction at New York University.