Writer & Journalist
Jared Feldschreiber is a journalist whose writings and articles often concern foreign policy, but remains passionate about the importance of press freedom, largely in nascent democracies. He has written numerous cinema and theatre analyses as well, understanding the deep tenets of the historiography of both genres. Based in Warsaw, he continues to cover numerous film festivals worldwide and is an accredited reporter with Central European Affairs magazine — the flagship publication for Civitas Intézet. He also writes columns for International Policy Digest and The Times of Israel.
Reckless Abandon was published in May 2019, representing a culmination of five years of experiential research and effort. The author’s attempt to seamlessly recreate the protagonist’s journey set in the summer of 1984 proved a daunting, though thoroughly successful challenge. The novella depicts an up-and-coming playwright who deals with the toils of assembling a “dream project” involving three of his cultural heroes. It heavily relies on its specific milieu and historiography, which drive its narrative.
Since its publication, Reckless Abandon has garnered considerable praise from critics and readers alike, and is available on the shelves at various independent bookshops, record, museum gift shops, and public libraries worldwide. It has also been reviewed glowingly, and analyzed by various esteemed publications, including Bob Dylan ISIS magazine, Vague Visages, Empty Mirror Books, In the Barrier, and British Jewish News.
“Jared Feldschreiber delivers clean prose with succinct phrasing, along with moving passages about the protagonist’s search for creative clarity.”
– Q.V. Hough, Vague Visages
“Entertaining and tender yarn with detailed focus on faith and art in the 80s.”
– David Stewart, Arts Fuse
“An endearing feature is the extent [the author] has gone to ensure the historical accuracy of each of the contemporaneous events that provide the background of his story… The facts all fit together really well.”
– John Barlass, At the Barrier
“At the core of the book’s theme are the mysterious potent drivers of the creative process itself. I enjoyed this book very much.”
– Denise Enck, Empty Mirror Books
“What we have is an intriguing exercise in meta-fiction that allows the author, via the created narrator, a journalist with aspirations to becoming a playwright, to both create works called Reckless Abandon… Characters and artists are boxes within boxes, like Matryoshka dolls, which makes it most amusing.”
– Andrew Muir, Bob Dylan ISIS magazine Issue #205
“A truly imaginative one-of-a-kind exploration of a young man’s coming of, if not age, self actualization and truth.”
– Joan Cochran, author (The Yiddish Gangster’s Daughter)
“[This is a] must-read full of brilliant dialogues for those who love music, cinema, theatre, and literature itself.”
– Sergio Gandiglio, co-author (Bob Dylan in Italia: Un Fantastico Viaggio in 100 Concerti)
This is an excerpt from Brigit’s Grant’s British Jewish News article concerning Reckless Abandon. The above photo features Irving Mitchell Felt, the legendary builder of Madison Square Garden who is also a ‘tertiary character’ in Jared’s novella, and Bill Bradley — a one-time great with the New York Knicks.
Jared covered Sundance Film Festival ’18 where he spoke briefly with Spike Lee who premiered his documentary, ‘Pass Over.’ Jared was more interested discussing with the famed director his Peabody-Award winning documentaries on Hurricane Katrina, and its aftermath. ‘I’m not doing another one,’ Lee told Jared.
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Holocaust Survivor Hanne Liebmann describes how Anne Frank ‘s family was betrayed (photographed by Jared Feldschreiber)
Jared continues to contribute journalistic pieces from film and theatre festivals, and entertainment market events. Jared thrives on interviewing ambassadors, dissidents, poets, and filmmakers, largely from regimented societies.