Erika Dreifus

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

New York, NY
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Author's Bio

Erika Dreifus is the author of Birthright: Poems (Kelsay Books, 2019). She is also the author of Quiet Americans: Stories, a short-story collection that is largely inspired by the histories and experiences of her paternal grandparents, German Jews who escaped Nazi persecution and immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s. Erika earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, where she taught history, literature, and writing for several years. Currently, she lives in New York City, where she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Baruch College of The City University of New York.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals: , , ,
Fiction Writers Review
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Jewish Ideas Daily
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Matrix
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Quay: A Journal of the Arts
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Queen's Quarterly
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The Writer

Fiction

Book:
Quiet Americans: Stories (Last Light Studio, 2011)

Poetry

Anthology:
Migraine Expressions (Word Metro Press, 2008)
Book:
Birthright (Kelsay Books, 2019)
Journals:
American Journal of Nursing
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Babel Fruit
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flashquake
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Moment Magazine
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Qarrtsiluni
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The New Vilna Review
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The Sunlight Press
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The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine
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Prizes won: 

American Library Association Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title (for "Quiet Americans"), 2012

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Brooklyn
Raised in: 
N.Y. and N.J.
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Last update: Jul 18, 2019