Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and Best American Short Stories, among other publications. In 1994 he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. His fiction has been translated into many languages including Dutch, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese.   Wilson is the author of eight books: the novels The Hiding Room (Viking 1994), runner up for the JQ Wingate Prize, and A Palestine Affair (Pantheon 2003), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Barnes and Noble Discovery finalist, and runner up for the 2004 National Jewish Book Award; two collections of short stories, Schoom (Penguin 1993) and An Ambulance Is on the Way: Stories of Men in Trouble (Pantheon 2004); two critical works on the fiction of Saul Bellow; a biography, Marc Chagall (Nextbook/Schocken 2007), runner-up for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award; and Kick and Run, a memoir.   Wilson lives in Newton, Massachusetts. He is Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric and Debate, Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University.


The Matter of Frenchness

The matter of “Frenchness,” and its competing hard and soft contours, is at the heart of both Modiano’s and Houellebecq’s most recent books....

Never Too Far

Oliver Sacks the doctor removes his white coat and beneath it reveals one helluva handsome biker who hung out with Hells Angels and played with death....

The Lost Domain of Childhood

Maxim Leo has produced a lucid, dispassionate, and altogether extraordinary account of three generations of his German family in the shadow of Big History....

The Lost Domain of Childhood