More than 100 of Dan's short stories, essays, and articles have appeared in anthologies, literary journals and newspapers
such as The Forward
, Jewish Currents
, Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review
, The Florida Review, Christopher Street, The James White Review,
FOUND TRIBE, and M2M:
NEW LITERARY FICTION. For more than two years, Dan wrote an author-interview column, "Talking Across the Table," for
Dan's translation of the Russian-Israeli bestselling novel, HERE COMES THE MESSIAH!
Dina Rubina, appeared in 2000, and his short translations from Russian and Spanish have been published in Toronto
, and elsewhere. Dan's
novel, THE LIMITS OF PLEASURE
(2001), was a Finalist for one of ForeWord Magazine's
Book of the Year Awards, and has been re-published by Bear Bones Books of Lethe Press (2010). The novel is now
being taught at several colleges/universities. Also, Dan compiled and edited WITH SIGNS AND WONDERS: AN
INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF JEWISH FABULIST FICTION
(2001). His fiction chapbook, ONE-FOOT LOVER
appeared in 2009 from Seven Kitchens Press.
Dan currently teaches creative writing workshops online and in-person for the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, which
awarded him the 2006 Outstanding Instructor Award in Online Writing Education. Dan also taught creative writing
for UCSB Extension in Santa Barbara, and at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, in Massachusetts.
Dan is one of the authors profiled in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. In
2003, Dan won First Place in a writing competition sponsored by the John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts, and in 2006,
he won Second Place in this competition. In 1999, Dan received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development
Grant. In 2010, he spent a residency at The Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, MA.
He's read publicly from his work and lectured at universities, conferences, synagogues and Jewish community centers around
the country, and holds degrees from Princeton University (A.B.), Harvard Law School (J.D.), and Vermont College (M.F.A.).