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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jonathon Goldstein  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1969 in Brooklyn, New York


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Illinois Connection

Goldstein lived in Chicago from 2000 through 2002.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from McGill University, Goldstein supported himself by working in the telemarketing industry for ten years, all the while continuing to write and attend readings. In 2000, Goldstein's nascent career got a boost after he was selected to work on Ira Glass' popular radio program This American Life and he relocated to Chicago to work as a producer on the show. In 2002, Goldstein moved back to Montreal and started work on several projects for CBC Radio One including his own show, WireTap, which debuted in 2004.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Ladies and gentlemen, the Bible! /
ISBN: 1594483671. OCLC Number: 244064797

Riverhead Books,. .

Jonathan Goldstein reimagines and recasts the Bible's greatest heroes and answers such age-old questions as : Wouldn't a person get bored living in a whale? How did Joseph explain Mary's pregnancy to the guys at work? And what was Cain's problem anyway? --back cover.

Lenny Bruce is dead /
ISBN: 1552450694. OCLC Number: 46810488

Coach House Books,. .

Additional Title Information

  • Lenny Bruce is Dead

    , Small Press Distribution, 2001

  • Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bible

    , Riverhead Trade, 2009


    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (No)