Bio

Harold Jaffe
Harold Jaffe is the author of 26 volumes: 19 fiction (or docufiction) collections, five novels and two volumes of essays, including:

Sacred Geography (2017)
Goosestep (JEF Books, 2016)
Death Cafe (AntiOedipus, 2015)
Othello Blues [Revised] (JEF Books, 2014)
Induced Coma (AntiOedipus, 2014)
Revolutionary Brain (Guide Dog Books, 2013)
OD (JEF Books, 2012)
Paris 60 (Journal of Experimental Fiction, 2012)
Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2010)
Jesus Coyote (Raw Dog Screaming Press, August 2008)
Beyond the Techno-Cave (Starcherone Books, 2006)
Terror-Dot-Gov (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2005)
15 Serial Killers (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2003)
False Positive (FC2 Books, 2002)
Sex for the Millennium (Black Ice Books, 1999)
Othello Blues (FictionNet, 1996)
Straight Razor (Black Ice Books, 1995)
Eros Anti-Eros (City Lights, 1990)
Madonna and Other Spectacles (PAJ/FSG, 1988)
Beasts (Curbstone, 1986)
Dos Indios (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1983)
Mourning Crazy Horse (Fiction Collective, 1982)
Mole’s Pity (Fiction Collective, 1979

Jaffe’s fiction has appeared in such journals as Mississippi ReviewCity Lights ReviewParis ReviewNew Directions in Prose and PoetryChicago ReviewChelseaFiction;Central ParkWitnessBlack IceMinnesota Review;Boundary 2ACMBlack Warrior ReviewCream City ReviewTwo Girls’Review; and New Novel Review. His fictions have also been anthologized in Pushcart PrizeBest American StoriesBest of American HumorStorming the Reality StudioAmerican MadeAvant Pop: Fiction for a Daydreaming NationAfter Yesterday’s Crash: The Avant-Pop AnthologyBateria and Am Lit (Germany);Borderlands (Mexico); Praz (Italy); Positive (Japan); and elsewhere.

The 2004 issue of The Journal of Experimental Fiction called “The Literary Terrorism of Harold Jaffe” was devoted to his writings.

Born in New York City in 1942, Harold Jaffe’s writing career spans over 35 years. His novels and stories have been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, and Serbo-Croatian.

Harold Jaffe has won two NEA grants in fiction, two Fulbright fellowships, a New York CAPS grant, a California Arts Council fellowship in fiction, a San Diego fellowship (COMBO) in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes in fiction.

Jaffe teaches literature at San Diego State University (San Diego, California) and is editor of Fiction International.

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