Press (Click on links)
On the radio:
Innovation Hub: Listen
Good Books Radio, hosted by Dr. W. F. Strong PBS radio stations: Listen
WHYY The Pulse: Listen
WGN Chicago Late Night with Rick Kogan: Listen
WTTW, PBS Chicago: Watch
The Quivering Pen--"The first time I dug up history"
The Vintage News—"in 1903, a very strange sideshow opened for business on Coney Island...."
Jewish Journal--Seven Books to Keep on Your Summer Reading radar
New York Magazine—"If you look deeply enough, go under the facts and look for meaning and resonance, that's where everybody has a story."
"The Accidental Memoir"—"My possessions seem to hold some intangible residue of the places I've been and the people I've loved, and together they tell my life story...."
The Nervous Breakdown (review)—"Raffel is still constellating, still pinpointing radiant instants..."
An interview in Transatlantica—"I think much 'realistic' writing offers a window onto a reality that is only about an inch deep; my view is that reality is much deeper and weirder than anything we can comprehend logically, through linear narration and clear character motivation."
The Huffington Post—Further Adventures on HuffPo