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Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (born on July 14, 1904 in Radzymin, Poland, died on July 24, 1991 in Miami, Florida) won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1978.

Isaac Bashevis Singer was the son of a rabbi and brother of the novelist Israel Joshua Singer. He grew up in the Yiddish-speaking poor Jewish quarter of Warsaw and in Bilgoray, Poland. In 1935 he emigrated to the USA, where he started writing as a journalist and columnist for The Forward, a Jewish newspaper in New York. Singer wrote nearly all his work in Yiddish.