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Jake Lamar


Jake Lamar was born in 1961 and grew up in the Bronx, New York. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in American History and Literature, he spent six years writing for Time Magazine. Jake has lived in Paris since 1993 and is married to the singer and actress Dorli Lamar.

Jake Lamar is the author of a memoir, six novels, numerous essays, reviews and short stories and, most recently, a play. He is a recipient of the Lyndhurst Prize (for his first book, Bourgeois Blues), a prestigious Centre National du Livre grant (for his upcoming novel Posthumous), France’s Grand Prix for best foreign thriller (for the French translation of his novel The Last Integrationist), and a Beaumarchais grant for his play Brothers in Exile. He currently works as literary consultant at the MC93 Theater and has taught creative writing at French universities and at libraries and high schools in Paris’s working-class suburbs.

Current Publishers
Editions Payot & Rivages