PHOTO CREDIT: Tanja Kernweiss

PHOTO CREDIT: Tanja Kernweiss

Jonathan Lee is an award-winning, internationally bestselling novelist, editor, and TV writer living in New York. His latest novel, The Great Mistake, is available here. His writing has been called “achingly good” in The New Yorker, and The New York Times has stated that “Lee’s prose will shame just about anyone who writes for a living.” According to The Guardian, “Lee dives deep into the minds and hearts of his characters, skillfully shoring up ‘the private moments history so rarely records.’”

Jonathan’s last novel, High Dive, was chosen as a book of the year by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday, and many other publications. It was also selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice.

Formerly the Editorial Director of the publisher Bloomsbury, Jonathan has also served as Literature Advisor to the British Council in London, focussing on building programs to support books in translation, and at some point also spent seven weird years working as a lawyer in London.

Jonathan’s current TV writing projects include a limited series he is co-creating for FX with Sterlin Harjo about a Las Vegas heist, work with Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth on a screen adaptation of High Dive, and a pilot for MGM Television titled Lockerbie.

You can listen to a BBC interview with Jonathan here, or read an interview in The Paris Review here.