Some recent work by and news about Daniel M. Jaffe:
Dan's new novel, THE GENEALOGY OF UNDERSTANDING, will be published by Lethe Press in the spring of 2014.
Dan's short story collection, JEWISH GENTLE AND OTHER STORIES OF GAY-JEWISH LIVING, is being taught this fall at
The University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dan's short story, "The Kiss," was reprinted in Chelsea Station, Issue 2. http://www.chelseastationeditions.com/ChelseaStation-ALiteraryJournal.html
Dan's short story, "Morris and Mae," was published in Foliate Oak. http://www.foliateoak.uamont.edu/archives/february-2012/fiction/morris-and-mae-by-daniel-m.-jaffe
Dan's translation of “Shelter,” a short story by
award-winning Russian author Alexander Kabakov, was published in Read Russia,
ed. James Raan, Duckworth
Press (London), 2012.
Dan's short story,
“Herman’s Kosher Deli,” appeared in Dirty Diner, ed. Jerry Wheeler,
Bold Strokes Books: NY,
short story, “Resist Me, Please!” appeared in Riding the Rails, ed.
Bold Strokes Books: NY, 2011.
Dan's short story, "Confessions of a Naughty Dreamer," was published in R. Jackson's anthology,
Tales from the Den: Wild and Weird Stories for Bears (Bear Bones Books).
Dan's novel, The Limits of Pleasure, is being taught this fall at the University of
California, Santa Barbara in a course entitled, "Males and the City: Queer Masculinities, Queer Rituals." Dan's work
is also scheduled to be taught at both Bowdoin College in Spring, 2012.
translation of an excerpt from The White Dove of Co'rdoba, a prize-winning Russian novel by best-selling
author, Dina Rubina, was published in A New Chapter: Part 2/Rossica No. 22 (London), 2011.
"Shehechianu," a short story about an aging Jewish couple coping with Alzheimer's, was just published
in www.JewishFiction.net (Volume 1, Issue 3), Spring 2011.
"Mauricio Fabiano Weinstein," a Finalist for the American Fiction Prize, was published
in 2010 in American Fiction, a marvelous anthology. The story is based on Dan's experiences with Jewish families
of those who Disappeared during Argentina's military dictatorship.
Russian readers can peruse a lengthy interview with Dan conducted by the Russian-American poet and
essayist Andrey Gritsman in Interpoezia, a literary journal that Andrey founded and edits: http://magazines.russ.ru/interpoezia/2010/1/gr13-pr.html
"The Zen of Butchery," a short story about a man who encounters God on the Internet, was published
in Van Gogh's Ear: The Supernatural Edtion (Paris), ed. Felice Picano (2010).
"The Great Masturbator," a fabulist short story about a rather unusually gifted circus performer,
was published in Tented: Gay Erotic Tales from Under the Big Top, ed. Jerry L. Wheeler (2010).
Dan's short story, "Evicted," published by Danse Macabre, can be found at: http://dmdujour.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/daniel-m-jaffe-evicted/
"Marked by Carnival,"
Dan's translation of an essay by Dina Rubina, in Where We Find Ourselves: Jewish Women Around the World Write About
Home, SUNY Press, 2009. Reprinted from Silk Road, 2006.
One-Foot Lover, Dan's fiction chapbook, is Number One in the Editor's
Series of Seven Kitchens Press, 2009!
On Kim's Craft Blog, Dan discusses his publication experience with One-Foot Lover
A July 2008 interview with Dan by Corey Campbell, formerly of the UCLA Extension Writers' Program,
can be found here: http://www2.uclaextension.edu/writers/feature.php?recordID=37
For two-and-a-half years, Dan wrote a monthly author-interview column, "Talking Across the Table," for www.Bibliobuffet.com. The warm and kind goodbye from BiblioBuffet's editor, Lauren Roberts, can be found here: www.bibliobuffet.com/content/view/811/235/. Dan's final column, "An Interviewer's Reflections," can be found here: www.bibliobuffet.com/content/view/807/198.
The UCLA Extension Writers' Program awarded Dan their "2006 Outstanding Instructor Award in Online
Writing Education." (www.uclaextension.edu)
"Marla and Billy, A Tryptich," linked short stories
in Families: The Frontline of Pluralism, Wising Up Press, 2008.
Dan's translation excerpt of On the Sunny
Side of the Street, a prize-winning Russian novel by Dina Rubina, appeared in The Ties of Blood: Russian Literature
from the 21st Century, ed. Oliver Ready, Academia Rossica (London), 2008.
"The Liberty Theater," a personal essay, in Speechless
The Magazine, www.speechlessthemagazine.org, ed. Suzanne Lummis, 2007.
"Connections," a personal essay, in Identity
Envy: Wanting to Be Who We're Not, ed. Jim Tushinski and Jim Van Buskirk, 2007.
Excerpt of Dan's translation of Here Comes
the Messiah!, a Russian-Israeli novel by Dina Rubina, in An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature, M. E. Sharpe,
"Sephardic Steve," a short story, in The
Dos Passos Review, 3:2, 2006 and reprinted in Lashon, 2007.
“That Boy This Day,” (reprint), a short story, in The Way We Knew It: Fiction From the First Twenty-Five
Years of the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College, 2006.
"Still Life With Toupee," a short story, in Suspect Thoughts, July 2006. (www.suspectthoughts.com/jaffe.htm).
"The Clouds Lift," a short story, in The Forward, 16 June 2006.
“Cycles of Poverty,” a short story, in The Forward,
"Reminders of the Lost Ark," a short story, in The Forward, 3 March 2006.
Dan is interviewed extensively in "Jewish Magical Realism: Writing to Tell the Tale," by Tamara Kaye Sellman, Margin:
Exploring Modern Magical Realism. 16 December 2005. www.angelfire.com/wa2/margin/nonficSellmanJewishMR.html
Dan is one of the authors profiled in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature,
ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson, 2005.
Dan's article, "Jewish American Gay Literature," appears in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic
American Literature, ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson, 2005.
"My Little Sister's Wedding," a short story, in The Forward, 23 December 2005.