Jonathan Dee

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Jonathan Dee
Jonathan Dee, author.jpg
Born 1962 (age 51–52)
New York City
Occupation Writer
Nationality American

Jonathan Dee (born 1962) is an American novelist and non-fiction writer. His fifth novel, "The Privileges", was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Early life[edit]

Dee was born in New York City. He received a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University, where he studied fiction writing with John Hersey. His first job out of college was at The Paris Review[1] as an Associate Editor and personal assistant to George Plimpton. Early in his tenure with Plimpton, Dee helped pull off the popular April Fool's joke about Sidd Finch, a fictitious baseball pitcher Plimpton wrote about for Sports Illustrated. He lives in New York City.

Career[edit]

Dee has published six novels, including "The Lover of History", "The Liberty Campaign", "St. Famous", "Palladio", "The Privileges", and, most recently, "A Thousand Pardons". He is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, and contributor to Harper's. He teaches in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University[2] and The New School.[3]

Dee collaborated on the oral biography of Plimpton, "George, Being George", published by Random House in 2008. He interviewed Hersey[4] and co-interviewed Grace Paley for The Paris Review '​s The Art of Fiction series.[5]

Awards and fellowships[edit]

Dee was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2010 for criticism in Harper's. He has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts[6] and the Guggenheim Foundation.[7] His 2010 novel, "The Privileges", won the 2011 Prix Fitzgerald prize and was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He was the second winner of the St. Francis College Literary Prize.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Lover of History (1990) (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Liberty Campaign (1993) (Pocket Books)
  • St. Famous (1996) (Doubleday)
  • Palladio (2002) (Doubleday)
  • The Privileges (2010) (Random House)
  • A Thousand Pardons: A Novel (2013) (Random House)

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