Shaffer loves to travel and turn her travels into art. She has
performed with the California Shakespeare Festival, Theatre
Works, A Traveling Jewish Theatre, and other companies as well as
touring worldwide with her solo shows, Miss America’s Daughters
and the award-winning Let My Enemy Live Long! Her most recent
play, Baby Taj, which premiered in 2005, was named one of the Top
Ten Shows of the Year by the “SF Chronicle,” the “Oakland
Tribune,” and the “San Jose Mercury News”; it was also nominated
for a National Theatre Critics Steinberg Award.

Tanya Shaffer is the author of “Somebody’s Heart Is Burning: A
Woman Wanderer in Africa (2003),” which “Vogue” magazine called
“the best of recent adventure books by women;” and, the “SF
Chronicle” named the book among its Best Books of the Year.
Shaffer’s stories and essays have appeared on and in
numerous anthologies.  Check out her website at:

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