|Born||1962 (age 51–52)
New York City
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.
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 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.
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 and The New School.
Dee collaborated on the oral biography of Plimpton, "George, Being George", published by Random House in 2008. He interviewed Hersey and co-interviewed Grace Paley for The Paris Review 's The Art of Fiction series.
Awards and fellowships
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 and the Guggenheim Foundation. 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.
- 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)
- Up Front: Jonathan Dee
- Columbia University MFA Faculty[dead link]
- "Faculty". The New School.[dead link]
- Dee, Jonathan. "John Hersey, The Art of Fiction No. 92". The Paris Review. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
- Dee, Jonathan; Jones, Barbara; MacFarquhar Larissa. "Grace Paley, The Art of Fiction No. 131". The Paris Review.
- National Endowment for the Arts Website
- “Eight Columbia Artists and Scholars Receive Guggenheim Fellowships”
- Ready-made rebellion: The empty tropes of transgressive fiction
- The Millions Interview: Jonathan Dee
- The New Yorker: Live Chat with Jonathan Dee
- Jonathan Dee on the place of the novel in a money-driven society Clé des langues, 2012
- "Watch Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself". PBS. May 16, 2014