Jonathan Liebson’s reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post Book World, Tablet Magazine, The Texas Observer, Time Out New York, Harvard Review, American Book Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, South Dakota Review, Meridian, and The Georgia Review, among other journals, and in the anthology Naming the World: and Other Exercises for the Creative Writer (Random House). His fiction has been selected for the InterAct Theatre Company’s Writing Aloud series, in Philadelphia, and been honored by the William Faulkner-William Wisdom’s annual fiction competition. He grew up in Wilmette, on the North Shore of Chicago, and earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University with a double-major in French literature and international politics. He also holds an M.A. in Modern literature from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK), where he studied as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and an M.F.A. in fiction from NYU, where he was a fellow in expository writing.
Jonathan has lived in Paris, France; Socorro, New Mexico; Canterbury, England; Charleston, South Carolina; and Oxford, Ohio; and has taught at the College of Charleston, Miami of Ohio, NYU, and Gotham Writers’ Workshop. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches writing and literature at Eugene Lang College of The New School and at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. His Biography portrait is from the now-closed Cafe Minerva, on W. 12th Street in the West Village. His Homepage photograph is from W. 26th Street looking north, along the Hudson River. His photography has been exhibited at the Umbrella Arts Gallery, in New York City, and online with the New York Center for Photographic Arts; other of his photographs can be seen by visiting the Photogallery link above.