About Daniel Asa Rose
Daniel Asa Rose was born in Brooklyn and graduated from Brown University. He placed his first short story in The New Yorker when he was 27 and won an O. Henry Prize for a story in his first collection, Small Family with Rooster.
His first novel, Flipping For It, a black comedy about divorce, was a New York Times New and Noteworthy Paperback. In 2002, he published Hiding Places: A Father and his Sons Retrace Their Family’s Escape From the Holocaust, a nonfiction saga that intermingles a taut current-day search for the hiding places that saved his family in World War II with memories of the author’s own hiding places growing up in suburban 1950s Connecticut. It earned starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly (“brilliant”) and Kirkus (“remarkable”). Cynthia Ozick called it “a moving, elating, saddening, charming, very American memoir,” and critic Robert Brustein called it “unquestionably among the finest works of literature about the fate of European Jews during and after World War II.”
His most recent book, Larry’s Kidney, Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant--and Save His Life garnered rave reviews for its use of humor to tackle a deadly serious subject. and Rose became an advocate for the liberalization of organ transplant laws, appearing on NPR, CNN, and The New York Times.
A recipient of an NEA fellowship, Rose has published numerous book reviews in Vanity Fair and The New York Times Book Review; short stories in Partisan Review and Ploughshares; essays in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times Magazine; features in Outside and Playboy; interviews in The New York Magazine and The Washington Post Book World; travel articles in Esquire and Conde Nast Traveler; and humor pieces in GQ and The North American Review.
He was formerly the Writer-in-Residence at Western Connecticut State University’s MFA program.
The father of four boys, he lives in Connecticut.