Daniel M. Jaffe is a prize-winning fiction writer whose short stories and personal essays have appeared in dozens of anthologies and literary journals in nine countries. He compiled and edited With Signs and Wonders: An International Anthology of Jewish Fabulist Fiction (Invisible Cities Press), translated Here Comes the Messiah! (Zephyr Press), a Russian-Israeli novel by Dina Rubina, and most recently came out with the fiction chapbook One-Foot Lover (Seven Kitchens Press). He has been profiled in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature, and holds degrees from Princeton University (A.B.), Harvard Law School (J.D.), and Vermont College (M.F.A.). He teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.
Daniel M. Jaffe explores various aspects of gay-Jewish life: coming out to self and family; (re)defining one’s relationship to tradition and faith; surviving child abuse and teenage sexual identity angst; experiencing the adult joys and heartbreaks of dating, of forming relationships, and of losing them; coping with HIV/AIDS; considering parenting; and dealing with old age.