Jonathan Lee is a a 33-year-old British writer who The Guardian has called ‘a major new voice in British fiction.’


His debut novel, ‘Who Is Mr Satoshi?’, was shortlisted for an MJA Open Book Award & nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize for Literature. His second novel, ‘Joy,’ has been translated into several languages, was included in the Observer’s Books of the Year list for 2012, & was shortlisted for the Encore Award. It is currently being developed for television. In 2012 Jonathan was the recipient of a Society Of Authors K. Blundell Trust Award.


Jonathan lives in New York, where he’s an editor at the literary journal A Public Space & a contributing editor to Guernica. Recent short work has appeared in Granta, Tin House, Narrative, Guernica, & online at The Paris Review.  One of his short stories was recently longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2014. A new novel, ‘High Dive,’ will be published in October 2015 by William Heinemann in the U.K. and in March 2016 by Knopf in the U.S.