Jonathan Lerner, writer
Jonathan Lerner is the author of the novels Alex Underground and Caught in a Still Place, the memoir Swords in the Hands of Children, and the new novel Lily Narcissus, out in October from Unsolicited Press. He is a longtime contributing editor at Landscape Architecture Magazine where his work addresses the connections between built and natural environments.
Caught in a Still Place
“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.”
Los Angeles Review of Books
Buy Swords in the Hands of Children
Jonathan Lerner on anger and activism