Isaac Bashevis Singer, Contributing Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer authored works in diverse genres, publishing novels, memoirs, short stories, children's books, and plays. He set most of his fiction in Jewish villages of Eastern Europe that were destroyed in World War II. Singer served on the editorial advisory board of Cricket from 1973 until his death in 1991.

Singer received the Nobel Prize in 1978 after winning the National Book Award for his children’s book A Day of Pleasure. The magazine name Cricket was inspired by a story in A Day of Pleasure from his childhood in Warsaw about a cricket that sang all winter long, telling a story that would never end.

Meet Your Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Meet Your Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer, in Cricket, November, 1973


Carus, Marianne. 2003. Celebrate Cricket: 30 years of stories and art. Chicago: Cricket Books.

Cricket Media records, 1960-2018, Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Singer, Isaac Bashevis. Meet Your Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer. Cricket, November, 1973.