Daniel M. Jaffe



Daniel will interview debut author and friend, Catharine Riggs, at the Santa Barbara Public Library on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 5:30. Come celebrate the launch of Catharine's sensational novel, WHAT SHE GAVE AWAY.

**The Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, published an interview with Daniel about his novel, YELED TOV.

**Daniel's personal essay, "What Kindness?", was published in Chariton Review in August, 2018.

**Daniel's short story, "Angelina and Joan," recently published by Clackamas Review, received a dramatic reading by a professional actor during The New Short Fiction Series' performance, "Latinx Life in L.A.," part of Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, on August 14, 2018.

**Daniel read from his new novel, YELED TOV, at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program Publication Party in Santa Monica on June 5, 2018.

**On May 1, the online literary journal, Foliate Oak, published Daniel's short story, "Expressionismus." What a fun presentation!

Selected Works

Daniel's newest novel follows a teenager's struggle to integrate his gay and Jewish identities. Can he be true to his desires while still being a good Jew?
In this novel-in-stories, the narrator explores different ways of adapting Jewish tradition to the modern world.
Daniel's short story collection examines many aspects of contemporary gay-Jewish life.
A year after the death of his Holocaust-surviving grandmother, Dave Miller leaves Boston for Amsterdam, the home of Anne Frank, whom his Grandma revered. Dave, feeling undeserving to confront the suffering that Grandma endured, cannot bring himself to visit Anne Frank's house. Angry at himself and the world, Dave seeks out risky erotic trysts that mix sacred ritual with profane hedonism. Then he meets Alexander, a sexually reserved Dutchman of Indonesian heritage, who has identity conflicts of his own. The relationship shakes both men's lives to their core.

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