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Erika Dreifus

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***In August 2014, Erika became Media Editor at Fig Tree Books.***

Erika Dreifus is the author of a story collection, Quiet Americans, which was published by Last Light Studio and named a 2012 Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title (for "outstanding Jewish literature"). The book was also recognized as a Top Small-Press Book (Shelf Unbound) and Notable Book (The Jewish Journal) for 2011.

Quiet Americans is largely inspired by the experiences and stories of Erika's paternal grandparents, German Jews who immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s, and by Erika's own identity as a member of the "third generation." Portions of proceeds from sales of Quiet Americans are being donated to The Blue Card Fund, whose mission is to assist survivors of Naz
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Erika Dreifus I've completed a poetry chapbook manuscript that I'm now hoping to make into part of a larger, full-length collection.
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A surprise (triple!) acceptance, the latest contribution to The Blue Card, and a second sojourn in a Hall of Fame.
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