Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman is a writer, an editor and an expert on representing your stories, your ideas, and your organization in the most effective way possible.

Most recently Dan was Director of Content and Communications for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he led the strategic communication effort including an online rebrand and the production of new multimedia content — as well as helping the organization pivot massively online for the pandemic.

Previously Dan served as executive editor of the Forward, where he won numerous awards for writing and editing including a 2018 Rockower award for editorial writing for “For Shame, President Trump,” his response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He received a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale and an MA in English Literature from Cambridge, where he captained the university soccer team.

Dan is the author of an ebook about the roots of “Tears for Fears,” the 80’s rock band. He writes regularly about whisky, about books for the Los Angeles Review of Books and about soccer for 8by8 Magazine (America’s soccer magazine). He was a staff writer for Sacha Baron Cohen and has also written for The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.


You can buy Shout To Change: Tears for Fears Explained, about the 80s rock band, from Dutch Kills Press

You can buy The Complete Letters of M. Blanc, a selection of fictional French letters, from Dutch Kills Press


You can contact him at dan at danfriedman dot me

NB He is not this right-wing “kindergarten kid” Dan Friedman, or any of the other Dan Friedmans.

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