About Danit Brown

Danit Brown is the author of ASK FOR A CONVERTIBLE (Pantheon), a collection of linked short stories. Her fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including Story, Glimmer Train, StoryQuarterly, and One Story.  She lives in Ann Arbor and teaches at Albion College. You can reach her through www.danitbrown.com

No Like Secular

By October 31, 2008

We didn’t mean to end up at a Jewish daycare. Originally, we’d enrolled our then four-month-old at the ritzy, organic place, where infants fell asleep in a darkened room to the sound of whale song. But then two things happened. … Read More

How Judge Judy Helped Me Grow A Spine

By October 29, 2008

When I was twenty-four, I decided to return to Israel for good. For a while, things seemed to be going fine: I was making the rounds among scores of relatives and going on lots of dates with guys who picked … Read More

Yitzhak Rabin And Me

By October 28, 2008

Election day this year happens to be the 13th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. It’s also the 13th anniversary of Michigan’s 28-25 loss to Michigan State in football. I was a recent grad-school dropout (I’d go on to drop out … Read More

Battle of the Genes

By October 27, 2008

Today I thought it would be fun to interview my husband about the joys (the joys!) of being married to someone who was born in Israel and moved to the U.S. when she was ten. Danit: How is it being … Read More

Secret Blogger Crushes

By October 27, 2008

Danit Brown, author of Ask for a Convertible, will be blogging all week as one of Jewcy‘s Lit Klatsch bloggers. Danit’s book uses a fictional character to discuss life as an Israeli-American who has trouble fitting into both her parents’ … Read More