Elan Barnehama’s second novel, Escape Route, (Running Wild Press, May 2022) is set in New York City during the tumultuous late 1960s and told the son of Holocaust survivors, and NY Mets fan, who becomes obsessed with the Vietnam War and with finding an escape route for his family for when he believes the US will round up and incarcerate its Jews. Barnehama’s words have appeared in Drunk Monkeys, Entropy, Rough Cut Press, Boston Accent, Jewish Fiction, RedFez, HuffPost, the New York Journal of Books, Public Radio, and elsewhere. He was a presenter at the 2019 Boston Book Festival, a Writer-In-Residence at Wildacres, NC, and Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, Fairhope, AL, and the fiction editor at Forth Magazine LA. At different times, Elan has taught college writing, worked with at-risk youth, had a gig as a radio news guy, and did a mediocre job as a shortorder cook. He is a New Yorker by geography. A Mets fan by default.