writing by Jonathan Lerner
Jonathan Lerner's magazine work focuses mainly on the built and natural environments. He is a contributing editor to Landscape Architecture Magazine, and a writing and communications consultant for for design professionals.
Lerner's novels are Caught in a Still Place (1989)
Alex Underground (2009), and Lily Narcissus (newly completed, publication TBD). Swords in the Hands of Children (2017), is his memoir about the radical left of the Sixties and Seventies and the militant Weather Underground, of which he was a founding member.
“Imagine if your favorite uncle, a brutally honest, worldly, self-reflective gay raconteur, had been, as a twenty year-old, a lieutenant in an underground guerrilla army dedicated to the violent overthrow of the government of the United States. Jonathan Lerner is that favorite uncle you never had, telling unbelievable true stories—no bullshit—from the 'revolution' fifty years ago. This is the closest you'll ever get to being there.”
reviewed in the
L.A. Review of Books