Daniel Fuchs 1909–
American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter.
Fuchs was born in New York but has lived in Holly wood since the thirties. While he won an Academy Award for his screenplay, Love Me or Leave Me, Fuchs's literary reputation will survive on the basis of three novels written in the thirties that were rediscovered in 1961. Homage to Blenholt, Low Company, and Summer in Williamsburg depict the lives of Jewish slumdwellers in Brooklyn with humor and pathos. In retrospect his trilogy is a significant forerunner of the modern Jewish novel associated with Malamud, Roth, and Bellow.
(See also CLC, Vol. 8. Contemporary Authors, Vols. 81-84, and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 9: American Novelists, 1910–1945.)