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Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem was born on February 19, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Jonathan Allen Lethem. He is a writer and actor, known for Light and the Sufferer (2007), The Collector (2013) and Motherless Brooklyn (2015). He has been married to Amy Barrett since 2004. He was previously married to Julia Rosenberg and Shelley Jackson. See full bio »
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 2013 The Collector (Video short) (short story)
 2011/II The Epiphany (Short) (based on a story by)
 2010 Sleepy People (Short) (short story)
 2009 Biospheres (Short) (short stories)
 2008 The Zeppelin Parable (Short) (original story)
 2008 The Sleeping People (Short) (story "Sleepy People")
 2007 Light and the Sufferer (short story)
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 2014 Lars & Jonathan: A Berlin Friendship (Short)
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 2011 Les Non-Dupes (Short)
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 2006 A Scanner Darkly (consultant)
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 2005 Csöpp szivem (Short) (thanks for inspiration)
 2002 Factory Accident Sex (Video) (special thanks)
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 2013 Overheard (TV Series)
- Jonathan Lethem (2013) ... Himself
 2007 The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick (Video documentary short)
Himself, author of 'The Fortress of Solitude'
 2007 Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers (Video documentary short)
Himself, author of 'The Fortress of Solitude'
 2007 Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. the Film (Video documentary short)
Himself, author of 'The Fortress of Solitude'
 2005 As Smart As They Are: The Author Project (Documentary)

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Other Works:

"The Disappointment Artist and Other Essays" (Doubleday). [Includes essays: Defending "The Searchers" -- The disappointment artist -- 13, 1977, 21 -- Speak, Hoyt-Schermerhorn -- Identifying with your parents, or, The return of the king -- You don't know Dick -- Lives of the Bohemians -- Two or three things I dunno about ... See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

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[of his time spent in Berkeley, California:] "If you asked me then, I would have said I'd be working at bookstores until I was 45. You have to understand -- all my heroes were dark horses. They all had embattled careers because of genre prejudice, something I've had the good fortune to be spared. It's like I'm standing on their shoulders. I sort of feel Philip K. Dick died for my sins." See more »


Has a brother and a sister, both younger. His sister Mara is a photographer. His brother Blake is a graffiti artist. See more »

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