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The New Salon: Fiction Writers in Conversation

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Jonathan Lethem is the author of seven novels, a novella, two short story collections, and a volume of essays that explore, in various ways, the relationship between so-called high art and popular culture. Characterized by narrative leaps between vastly divergent genres, his fiction weaves the conventions of noir mysteries, westerns, science fiction, and comic books into coming-of-age tales that are otherwise evocative and realistic in content. His recent novels include You Don’t Love Me Yet (2007), a raucous romantic farce that explores the paradoxes of love and art.