Books by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson is the author of a novel and a book of short stories. He is chair of the English Department at Tufts University and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A sprawling, vibrant book about soccer in Argentina, a country where the sport is every bit as important and reflective of the society as it is anywhere in the world."
The history of soccer and its singular place in Argentine society. Read full book review >
MARC CHAGALL by Jonathan Wilson
Released: March 13, 2007

"At times too brief, but written with clarity and compassion: a portrait Chagall would have enjoyed."
A brisk and very sympathetic biography of the celebrated painter by fiction-writer Wilson (An Ambulance Is on the Way, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
A PALESTINE AFFAIR by Jonathan Wilson
Released: June 2, 2003

"Just the right mix of psychological incisiveness and historical drama: a bold story of displaced people and misdirected passions."
After a bizarre murder, the powder keg that is 1920s Palestine threatens to explode. Read full book review >
THE HIDING ROOM by Jonathan Wilson
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Though its climax and denouement too closely recall the savage resolution of Paul Bowles's classic The Sheltering Sky, Wilson's debut does exhibit specific individual strengths, as well as an original visionof the tragedy of war as a chaos of missed connections. (Author tour)"
An intense and frequently dramatic first novelthe work (also see below) of an English-born American writer who formerly lived in the Middle Eastskillfully counterpoints the stories of two emotional quests undertaken a half-century apart. Read full book review >
SCHOOM by Jonathan Wilson
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Intriguing work from a talented newcomer whose tales of alienation and exile ring familiar and true. (Author tour)"
A thematically and geographically varied first collection from the author of a simultaneously published, and essentially similar, first novel (see above). Read full book review >