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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jonathon Goldstein  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1969 in Brooklyn, New York


Illinois Connection

Goldstein lived in Chicago from 2000 through 2002.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from McGill University, Goldstein supported himself by working in the telemarketing industry for ten years, all the while continuing to write and attend readings. In 2000, Goldstein's nascent career got a boost after he was selected to work on Ira Glass' popular radio program This American Life and he relocated to Chicago to work as a producer on the show. In 2002, Goldstein moved back to Montreal and started work on several projects for CBC Radio One including his own show, WireTap, which debuted in 2004.

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