Paul Mandelbaum


Garrett in WedlockA graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Paul Mandelbaum is the author of two novels-in-stories: GARRETT IN WEDLOCK, winner of the Baltimore Book Festival Literary Award for fiction, and ADRIANE ON THE EDGE. His work has appeared in many magazines including The New York Times Magazine, Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Colorado Review, Doubletake, Harvard Review, The Massachusetts Review, New England Review, The Southern Review, and The Barcelona Review and received grants from the Ohio and California state arts councils and the James Michener/Copernicus Society of America.

Adriane on the EdgeFormerly an award-winning journalist as well as managing editor of the National Magazine Award-winning quarterly Story, Paul has also edited two literary anthologies: FIRST WORDS: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors (Algonquin, 1993), and 12 SHORT STORIES AND THEIR MAKING (Persea, 2005). He and his wife live in Culver City, CA.  Visit him at

  Author Photo Mandelbaum “Paul Mandelbaum is that rarest of birds: a terrific comic literary writer ... satirical and big-hearted, merciless and tender.” —Michelle Huneven, author of Blame