Shalom Auslander is the author of the short-story collection Beware of God and the memoir Foreskin's Lament. He was nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, and has published articles in Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Tablet, and the New Yorker. He has had numerous stories aired on NPR's This American Life. Shalom's first novel is Hope: A Tragedy.

First broadcast on 2nd March 2012.