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Jonathan Lee
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Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee Biography

Jonathan Lee is an award-winning, internationally bestselling novelist, editor, and screenwriter living in New York. His new novel, The Great Mistake (June 2021), is available for order now. 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." (Jonathan is ashamed to be sharing this quote, but not ashamed enough to not share it.) 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.

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