|Born||1967 (age 51–52)|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer, playwright, journalist|
|Notable works||Crossing California|
Langer grew up in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, where he attended Daniel Boone Elementary School. He attended Evanston Township High School from 1980–1984 and graduated from Vassar College in 1988. Returning to Chicago, he worked for a little over a decade as an editor, nonfiction author, playwright, theater director, and film producer. In 2000, he won a fellowship to Columbia University's National Arts Journalism Program and remained in New York as a senior editor of Book Magazine until it folded in 2003. He had a weekly column in The Book Standard.
Joshua Braff (born October 11, 1967) is an American writer.
Braff's first novel, The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green, described as a Jewish coming of age tale, was published in 2004 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green was an ALA Notable Book, named to Booklist's Top 10 1st Novels List, and chosen for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. His second novel Peep Show was published by Algonquin in 2010. In a four-star review of Peep Show, People Magazine said, “Braff skillfully illuminates the failures and charms of a broken family. That teen longing for adults to act their age haunts long after the final page.”
Braff's third novel, The Daddy Diaries, was published on May 5, 2015. Novelist Adam Langer (The Thieves of Manhattan) had this to say about The Daddy Diaries: “Honest and heartfelt, Joshua Braff’s novel about the perils of 21st century fatherhood contains more moments of truth than several hundred bestselling memoirs or self-help books. The wry humor and compulsive readability may remind readers of Jonathan Tropper or Nick Hornby, but the hard-won wisdom and disarming vulnerability in “The Daddy Diaries” is all Braff’s own.”
Braff grew up in South Orange, New Jersey, and attended Columbia High School. He graduated from NYU in 1991 with a BS in Education. In 1995 Braff entered St. Mary’s College of California where he earned an MFA in creative writing/fiction. He contributed a short work titled "Exit 15W" to the collection of shorts about New Jersey entitled Living on the Edge of the World after his hometown of South Orange.Joshua is the older brother of actor-director Zach Braff. His father was born Jewish and his mother, originally a Protestant, converted to Judaism.The Man in the Bear
"The Man in the Bear" is the fourth episode of the first season of the television series Bones. Originally aired on November 1, 2005, on FOX network, the episode is written by Laura Wolner and directed by Allan Kroeker. The plot features FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth and Dr. Temperance Brennan's investigation concerning a human hand that was found inside a bear in Washington state.