Elan Barnehama

Fiction Writer

Boston , MA
Massachusetts US

Author's Bio

Elan Barnehama’s second novel, Escape Route (May 2022, Running Wild Press),  is set in NYC during the late 1960s. His words have appeared in Drunk Monkeys, Entropy, Rough Cut Press, Boston Accent, Jewish Fiction, HuffPost, the New York Journal of Books, Public Radio, and elsewhere.  He was a presenter at the 2019 Boston Book Festival, a Writer-In-Residence at Wildacres, NC, and Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, Fairhope, AL, and the fiction editor at Forth Magazine LA. He earned an MFA from UMass, Amherst where he worked with George Cuomo and John Edgar Wideman. Elan has taught college writing, has worked with at-risk youth, had a gig as a radio news guy, and did a mediocre job as a short-order cook. He's a New Yorker by geography. A Mets fan by default. 

Publications & Prizes

Escape Route (Running Wild Press, 2022)
Friends: Voices On The Gift Of Companionship (Jack Walker Press, 2020)
Running Wild Anthology of Stories Volume 2 (Running Wild Press, 2018)
Finding Bluefield (Bold Strokes Books, 2012)
Prizes won: 

• PRESENTER: BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL, Flash Your Fiction, October 19, 2019

• WRITER IN RESIDENCE, Wildacres Retreat, August 2019, Little Switzerland, NC

• WRITER IN RESIDENCE, Wolff Cottage Writer In Residence, Fairhope Center For the Writing Arts, Fairhope, AL. June, July, 2017. December 2018.

Finding Bluefield, Finalist, International Book Awards 2014

Finding Bluefield, Honorable Mention, Rainbow Awards, 2013

Just Making Change, Special Mention Comedy Feature, Table Read My Screenplay, 2012

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Last update: Mar 03, 2022