Following graduation at Yale University, Jonathan Levi received a Mellon Fellowship to study at Cambridge University, where in 1985 he cofounded the literary magazine Granta and served as U.S. editor for the journal called “quite simply, the most impressive magazine of its time” by the Daily Telegraph.
After leaving Granta, Levi divided his time between writing and producing. His 1992 novel, A Guide for the Perplexed, has been reviewed by the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, and Newsday, among other international publications.
Levi’s short stories and articles have appeared in many magazines, including Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, Terra Nova, the Nation, and the New York Times. Since 1997, Levi has served as a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Levi currently divides his time between New York and Rome, where he writes on arts and travel for the International Herald Tribune and Condé Nast Traveler. He serves as advisor for the Cartagena Music Festival and the Zaubersee Festival in Luzern, Switzerland.