Jonathan Liebson’s essays, reviews, and fiction have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The American Scholar, Tablet Magazine, Time Out New York, The Texas Observer, 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 holds an M.A. in Modern Literature from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK), 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 New York and teaches writing, literature, and culture at Eugene Lang College of The New School and at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. His Biography portrait is from the now-closed Café Minerva, on W. 12th Street in the West Village, and his homepage picture is from his current apartment. His photography has been shown at the Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City and online with the New York Center for Photographic Arts, and was featured in his 9/11 memorial essay in The American Scholar (see Publications). His photographs can be viewed at the Photogallery link above.