Gordon Haber

Writer, editor, mediocre guitarist

Category: The Writing Life

UK English vs. US English

A client asked me for the main things to keep in mind when “translating” documents. So here’s an (ongoing) list. Titles US English titles capitalize all words except articles and prepositions: Sense and Sensibility British titles are not capitalized: Sense and sensibility But don’t forget to capitalize proper nouns in UK titles: The death of […]

Literary Selfie, 2018

When you work in the arts, you’re always second-guessing yourself, wishing you produced more, earned more, etc. That’s why at the end of the year I like to look back at what I accomplished. Because while usually it’s less than what I wanted, it’s often more than I had thought. I realize that for many […]

The Honest Resume (updated for 2018)

  Gordon Haber Writer, Editor, Mediocre Guitarist Education 2002: MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction, from Columbia University if you must know, which I am still paying off. 1990: BA in English and Fine Arts (double major!) from a state school (Albany). My friends and I had fun. Writing Stuff Religion Writer for outlets like Religion Dispatches, […]

Greetings New Visitors

  I checked analytics for the first time in months, and to my surprise there’s been a spike in visitors. Welcome! About me: I write about religion and culture for various magazines. Here’s my latest piece for the Forward on a fascinating exhibition on the strong connections between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. I am the author […]

Recent Journalism and Fictioning!

  Journalism For the Jewish Chronicle, a UK newspaper, I wrote about: Richard Meier’s open-robe trick, the “globalist” term, and the Illinois Congressional candidate who is also a Holocaust denier. Fictioning  I was lucky enough to read and be interviewed on The Other Stories, Ilana Masad’s killer podcast, I was awarded my second(!) Queens Arts […]

This Is Nice

The nice people at Commaful have selected this very website as one of the Top Author Websites of 2017! A lovely unexpected surprise.

Excellent Ways to Spend Your Time and Money This November

Come to a Reading!   November 7 at 8pm: Belated Book Party at Quimby’s NYC Wine, cheese and prose at a beautiful independent bookstore. 536 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211 November 15th at 7.30pm: Guerrilla Lit Reading Series at Dixon Place With Mylène Dressler and Victoria Redel. 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002 Buy […]

Literary Selfie: Fall 2017

  Here’s what I am up to this fall: Reading! September 29th at the Platform Art Fair in Brooklyn. November 15th, Guerrilla Lit at Dixon Place. Writing! Uncle Oatmeal, a short story, was published in Killing the Buddha. I wrote about trying (and failing) to get Portuguese citizenship for Kveller. Shilling my book! UGGS FOR GAZA […]

Literary Selfie: Spring 2017 (aka Even a Time of National Crisis Can’t Distract Me from My Careerist Self-Absorption)

  ___ As usual, I am aware that in these difficult times, so many of you lie awake, staring at the ceiling and asking yourself, “What is Gordon Haber up to?” Rest easy, because here’s your answer: Writing! I wrote about The Handmaid’s Tale for Religion & Politics. I wrote about My Scientology Movie for Religion […]

New Story Collection Coming Soon!

(Psst: It hasn’t been officially released but it’s available on Amazon)


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