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Erika Dreifus

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in Brooklyn, New York, The United States



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Erika Dreifus's latest book (and first poetry collection) is titled Birthright, published by Kelsay Books in November 2019.

Erika is also 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

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk—including the latest spotlight on my BIRTHRIGHT: POEMS.

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