Dan Friedman is a writer, speaker and media manager.

He is currently Director of Content and Communications for Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he helps lead strategic communications efforts and works with faculty to develop and disseminate content for a broad range of audiences, with a focus on new media technologies.

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 his  response to the events in Charlottesville, VA. 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 books for the Los Angeles Review of Books and is a contributing editor at 8by8 Magazine (America’s glossy 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.


At the Forward he was the resident curmudgeon and regularly wrote about culture, whisky and other things. In 2001, he was a founding editor of Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture.

You can buy his e-book, The Complete Letters of M. Blanc, from Dutch Kills Press
On Kindle in America, the UK, or Australia.
On Atavist (for web, desktop folk).
On Apple.

You can contact him at danfried at aya dot yale dot edu

NB He is not this right-wing “kindergarten kid” Dan Friedman.

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