Born in New York City in 1942, Harold Jaffe’s writing career spans over 35 years. His novels and stories have been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, and Serbo-Croatian.
Harold Jaffe is an accomplished novelist and is the author of 24 volumes of fiction, docufiction, and non-fiction, including Goosestep (2016), Revolutionary Brain; Othello Blues (2014); Paris 60 (2013); OD: Docufictions(2012); Porn-Anti-Porn (2019);Induced Coma; Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories; Jesus Coyote; 15 Serial Killers; Beyond the Techno-Cave: A Guerrilla's Guide to Post-Millennial Culture; Terror-dot-Gov; Straight Razor; Sex for the Millennium; Eros Anti-Eros (City Lights Publishers, 1990); False Positive; Beasts; Mourning Crazy Horse; Madonna & Other Spectacles; and Dos Indios. Jaffe is editor-in-chief of Fiction International.
Harold Jaffe has won two NEA grants in fiction, two Fulbright fellowships, a New York CAPS grant, a California Arts Council fellowship in fiction, a San Diego fellowship (COMBO) in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes in fiction.
Jaffe teaches literature at San Diego State University (San Diego, California) and is editor of Fiction International.