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Jonathan Evison


USA

Jonathan Evison is an American writer best known for his debut novel All About Lulu published in 2008, which won critical acclaim, including the Washington State Book Award. In 2009, Evison was awarded a Richard Buckley Fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. A second novel, West of Here, will be released in February 2011 from Algonquin. Editor Chuck Adams (Water for Elephants, A Reliable Wife, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers Homes in New England) has called West of Here the best novel he's worked on in over four decades of publishing.

In his teens, Evison was the founding member and frontman of the Seattle punk band March of Crimes, which included future members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

Born in San Jose, California, he now lives on an island in Western Washington.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Western
 
Jonathan Evison recommends

The Consequence of Skating (2010)
Steven Gillis
"Steven Gillis possesses that rarest of gifts, the voice that seems to flow effortlessly. This guy makes it look easy. Read the first three pages of The Consequence of Skating, and if you're not hooked, go see a doctor."

Among the Wonderful (2011)
Stacy Carlson
"Chock full of big themes and characters who will stick with you long after you set the book down."

Fathermucker (2011)
Greg Olear
"...a whip-smart, hilarious, and deeply moving meditation on fatherhood and marriage."

The Free (2014)
Willy Vlautin
"Courageous, powerful, and mercifully refreshing."

The Guild of Saint Cooper (2015)
Shya Scanlon
"A playful, imaginative, and wildly unpredictable ride."


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