Jonathan Lethem (2008)

Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is the author of nine books, including Motherless Brooklyn (1999), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named novel of the year by Esquire. His fiction, which has appeared in the New YorkerEsquire, and the Paris Review, has been described as “inventive,” “incandescent,” “visionary” and “wickedly funny.” He is perhaps best known for bending and conflating genres — whether stitching together science fiction and hard-boiled detective conventions or mixing Alice in Wonderland absurdism with campus satire. [2006]