Partners: Florida Center for the Book
The home of Isaac Bashevis Singer in the Surfside Towers in Miami Beach, Florida was designated a Literary Landmark by the Florida Center for the Book on June 24, 1994. The Nobel prize-winning author lived in the Surfside Towers from 1977 until his death in 1991.
Singer was born in Poland and began his studies to become a rabbi in Warsaw. He eventually left rabbinical studies for journalism. He got a job as a reporter in Poland. He emigrated to the United States in 1935 and continued in the journalism field, however, he also started publishing his own works. Singer wrote the stories in Yiddish and then they were translated into English.
Singer lived in Miami Beach, Florida for almost fifteen years. He was most prolific at this time in his life, publishing more than he ever had before. Singer died in 1991.