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Bernard Malamud
BornApril 26, 1914(1914-04-26)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
DiedMarch 18, 1986(1986-03-18) (aged 71)
Manhattan, New York, United States
OccupationAuthor, teacher
GenresNovel, short story
Notable work(s)The Natural, The Fixer
Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 – March 18, 1986) was an American novelist and short story writer. He was one of the best known American Jewish authors of the 20th century.

His baseball novel, The Natural, was made into a 1984 movie. His 1966 novel The Fixer (also filmed), about antisemitism in the Russian Empire, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Malamud died in Manhattan on March 18, 1986 from a heart attack, at the age of 71.[1]


  1. Rothstein, Mervyn (March 19, 1986) (obituary). Bernard Malamud Dies at 71. Retrieved 2010-07-30.