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About Daniel M. Jaffe

The Writings of Daniel M. Jaffe

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Dan's short story collection, JEWISH GENTLE AND OTHER STORIES OF GAY-JEWISH LIVING was published by Lethe Press in 2011, and received rave reviews, especially from the Jewish Book Council.  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).  His fiction has been taught in several college/university courses. 
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's translation of the Russian-Israeli bestselling novel, HERE COMES THE MESSIAH! by Dina Rubina, appeared in 2000, and his short translations from Russian and Spanish have been published in Toronto Slavic Quarterly (Canada), Rossica (UK), Beacons, Translation, and elsewhere.  In 2013, he served as one of the judges for the Rossica Young Translators Award, sponsored by Academia Rossica, London, UK.  And in 2014, the Dan was commissioned by Raskin Productions, a film production company, to translate Dina Rubina's international literary thriller, THE WHITE DOVE OF CORDOBA
Dan's many short stories, essays, and articles have appeared in anthologies, literary journals and newspapers such as The ForwardJewish CurrentsResponse: A Contemporary Jewish Review, The Greensboro ReviewThe 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 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 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 received a fellowship for a residency at The Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, MA.
He's read publicly from his work and lectured on creative writing and literary translation at universities, conferences, synagogues and Jewish community centers around the country.  He holds degrees from Princeton University (A.B.), Harvard Law School (J.D.), and Vermont College (M.F.A.).