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Oren Shafir

Bagsvaerd, Denmark


Oren Shafir is an American-Israeli living near Copenhagen with his two beautiful wives, Scottish Terrier children and lovely dog. (Oops, that is, his lovely wife, two beautiful children and Scottish Terrier dog.)

His stories and poems have appeared in the Absinthe Literary Review, The Akkadian, The Blue Moon Review, Udsyn (in Danish translation), Eitan (in Hebrew translation, Eclectica, and Pindeldyboz. A collection of his short stories entitled Small Truths and Other Lies was recently published by Litera Press.

Here are some excerpts from reviews of the book:

"Shafir has the gift of immediacy which draws the reader into the protaganists' lives. In one heartbreaking story, he creates a Greek tragedy in less than four pages."

Helen Schary Motro, review in ESRA (magazine for the English-language Residents of Israel)

"The stories are rich with anecdotes and told with great love for his grandparentís generation. The subjects are treated sensitively striking a fine balance between laughter and tears, without becoming sentimental or banal."

Zipora Kragelund, review in Jewish Orientation (the magazine of the Jewish community in Denmark)

"A gifted storyteller with an accomplished style, a good eye and a clear literary goal. The anthology is a worthy read, honest and heart-rending."

Amos Aricha, Israeli novelist

Interests: Soccer, Movies, Mythology, Literature

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes