Jonathan Santlofer

Jonathan Santlofer is an artist and award-winning author, most recently of THE LAST MONA LISA and THE LOST VAN GOGH (Jan. 2). He is the winner of the Nero Award for Best Crime Novel of 2009 and the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants. He has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy In Rome, the Vermont Studio Center, and serves on the board of Yaddo, one of the oldest arts communities in the U.S. He was the creator and director of the Center For Fiction’s CRIME FICTION ACADEMY, the only program devoted exclusively to crime writing. He has taught Crime Fiction Writing, the graphic novel and Drawing in Pratt Institute’s Creative Writing program, Columbia University and The New School. He has given numerous workshops at writing conferences and festivals and has been a sought after lecturer at colleges, universities and museums across the country, among them the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and LA MOCA.

 Also a well-known artist, Jonathan’s work has been exhibited in more than 200 exhibitions worldwide and is included in numerous private, corporate and public collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, the Newark Museum, NJ, and Tokyo’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Japan.

 He lives in New York City where he writes and paint.

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Event date: 

Saturday, January 13, 2024 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
The Lost Van Gogh: A Novel By Jonathan Santlofer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728258966
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 2nd, 2024


"Ingeniously plotted, irresistibly readable, brimming with inside information about the high-stakes art world of theft, forgery, and murder...Also included are brilliantly rendered drawings by the author, who is as accomplished an artist as he is a writer of suspense thrillers." —Joyce Carol Oates

The Last Mona Lisa: A Novel By Jonathan Santlofer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728240763
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - August 17th, 2021


"Unstoppable what-happens-next momentum."—Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A deliciously tense read."—Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author