Daniel Schifrin

Writer and curator

Daniel Schifrin is a writer and teacher living in Berkeley. His interviews with cultural figures have been broadcast on KQED and KALW, and his essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and McSweeney’s, among other places.

He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, writer-in-residence at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and a co-curator for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibition “Beyond Belief: 100 years of the Spiritual in Modern Art.” He has finished his first novel, a comedy about chess, opera and orthodontia, and is the winner of the 2016 Wilner Award for Short Fiction from San Francisco State University.