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Jonathan Lee


UK flag (b.1981)

Jonathan Lee's first novel, Who is Mr Satoshi?, was nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize and shortlisted for an MJA Open Book Award in 2011. His second novel, Joy, published in 2013, was shortlisted for the Encore Award. The BBC's Culture Show programme recently featured him as being one of Britain's best new novelists. He lives in New York.

Genres: Historical
 
Novels
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