Savage Feast cover background. photo of a table with a white table cloth set for a feast.


Boris’s novels A Replacement Life and Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and his memoir Savage Feast are out in paperback from HarperCollins. His new novel, The Unwanted, will be out from HarperCollins in early 2025. He teaches writing through Tears & Glory, which he founded in 2022.


Savage Feast was one of Amazon’s Best Books of the MonthThe New York Times called it “a tightly-written page turner,” and The Wall Street JournalWashington PostVanity Fair, and Publishers Weekly agreed: “Fishman’s immigrant saga masterfully evokes a family that survives, united by food.” Here’s Boris on NPR’s Morning Edition and in Saveur. Details here.


An essay on male friendship after 40 for The New York Times. + A long piece on Ukraine for Tablet Magazine. + A profile, for Food & Wine, of the Lake Chelan AVA in Washington State. + On Dostoevsky for The New York Times Book Review. + A review of George Saunders’ A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, for the Times Literary Supplement (UK).

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