Isaac Bashevis Singer (November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991), a Polish-American writer who wrote only in Yiddish, was born near Warsaw, Poland and emigrated from Poland to the U.S. in 1935. He settled in New York City and began writing for The Jewish Daily Forward, a Yiddish-language newspaper. In addition to writing articles, essays, and a number of memoirs, Singer eventually published 18 novels and 14 children’s books and is best known as a writer of short stories. He was twice awarded the National Book Award, one in fiction and one in children’s literature. In 1978, Singer was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.