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 colleges/university
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.
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 Greensboro 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 www.BiblioBuffet.com.
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,
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.).