Jonathan Strong is the author of fifteen novels. He teaches fiction-writing at Tufts University and lives in Rockport, Massachusetts, and West Corinth, Vermont, with his partner, the short-story writer S. P. Elledge. He was born in 1944 in Illinois and graduated from Harvard College in 1969. In 1970, his first book, Tike and Five Stories (now reissued as The Haunts of his Youth), won the Rosenthal Foundation Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and he has also received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to Tufts, he has taught at Harvard, U.Mass. Boston, Wellesley, and Middlebury’s summer M.A. program, the Bread Loaf School of English. Quale Press published his novel More Light in 2011, and his next novel Hawkweed and Indian Paintbrush was published by Pressed Wafer in 2013. His latest, The Judge’s House, came out from Quale in 2015. A retrospective appreciation of his work, by James Morrison, is to be found in the Fall 2011 issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review.
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