FORA.tv Speaker - Jonathan Lethem

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Biography

Jonathan Allen Lethem is an American writer. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lethem trained to be an artist before moving to California and devoting his time to writing. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music, a genre work that mixed elements of science fiction and detective fiction, was published in 1994. It was followed by three more science fiction novels. In 1999, Lethem published Motherless Brooklyn, a National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel that achieved mainstream success. In 2003, he published The Fortress of Solitude, which became a New York Times Best Seller. In 2005 he received a MacArthur Fellowship. Lethem is also a prolific essayist and short story writer.

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Jonathan Lethem: A Farewell to Brooklyn

09.22.10 | 01:33:32 min | 1 comment