Jonathan Raymond is an American writer living in Portland, Oregon.
He published his first novel, The Half-Life in May 2004. He has also worked as a screenwriter and wrote the short story inspired by the photography of Justine Kurland on which the film Old Joy is based. Old Joy was shown at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and the 2006 Rotterdam International Film Festival and stars musician Will Oldham. Raymond also co-wrote the 2008 film Wendy and Lucy starring Michelle Williams. Both Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy are based on short stories published in Raymond's 2008 collection, Livability, which won the Oregon Book Award's Ken Kesey Award for Fiction in 2009.
Raymond's professional duties include co-editing Tin House, editing Plazm, art criticism for Artforum and Modern Painters, and teaching through The New School.