Books like Palladio
Jonathan Dee (born May 19, 1962) is an American novelist and non-fiction writer. His fifth novel, The Privileges, was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Dee was born in New York City. He graduated from Yale University, where he studied fiction writing with John Hersey.
Dee's first job out of college was at The Paris Review, as an Associate Editor and personal assistant to George Plimpton. Early in his tenure with Plimpton, Dee helped pull off the popular April Fool's joke about Sidd Finch, a fictitious baseball pitcher Plimpton wrote about for Sports Illustrated.
Dee has published seven novels, including The Lover of History, The Liberty Campaign, St. Famous, Palladio, The Privileges, A Thousand Pardons, and, most recently, The Locals. He is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, and contributor to Harper's. He taught in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University and The New School, and is currently a professor in the graduate writing program at Syracuse University.