In Sara Jaffe’s short fiction, characters struggle to be perceived by the world as they perceive themselves—as a “good white person,” as an authentic artist, as a queer parent, as legibly gendered. Her stories posit the “problems” of living according to one’s politics and values in our messy contemporary age, without suggesting that these problems can be easily, or ever, solved.
About Sara Jaffe
Sara Jaffe is a writer living in Portland, OR. Her first novel, Dryland, was published by Tin House Books (2015) and Cipher Press (UK, 2021). Her short fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in publications including Catapult, Fence, BOMB, and NOON, and she’s a regular contributor to music and culture magazine Maggot Brain. She co-edited The Art of Touring (Yeti, 2009), an anthology of writing and visual art by musicians drawing on her experience as guitarist for post-punk band Erase Errata.
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