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 at Time Magazine, writing mainly on U.S. politics. He is the author of the memoir Bourgeois Blues and five novels: The Last Integrationist, Close to the Bone, If 6 Were 9, Rendezvous Eighteenth and Ghosts of Saint-Michel.
Jake has lived in Paris since 1993 and is married to the singer and actress Dorli Lamar. Five of Jake's books have been translated into French and he is a frequent political commentator in the French media. He has worked as the writer-in-residence at the MC93 Theater and leads workshops in journalism and creative writing with adults and junior high school students in the working class suburbs of Bobigny and Bondy. Jake is currently writing his seventh book.
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