Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy in Rome for his short story collection, The View From Stalin's Head, published by Random House in March of 2004. His next book, a novel titled Faith for Beginners, was published (also by Random House) in October 2005. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, Poets and Writers, Details, Nerve, Out, The Forward, and Time Out New York. He has won a fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, as well as first place in the David J. Dornstein Contest for Young Jewish Writers, and has taught creative writing at Columbia University. Currently, while in residence at the American Academy in Rome, he is working on a novel set in contemporary Berlin.