Jonathan Santlofer is the author of five novels: THE DEATH ARTIST, COLOR BLIND, THE KILLING ART, THE MURDER NOTEBOOK, and ANATOMY OF FEAR, which won the Nero Wolfe Award for best crime novel of 2009. His first novel, THE DEATH ARTIST, was an international bestseller and translated into 22 languages. He is co-editor, contributor and illustrator of the short story anthology, THE DARK END OF THE STREET, and editor/contributor of LA NOIRE: The Collected Stories. His short stories appear in numerous collections, including THE RICH & THE DEAD, edited by Nelson DeMille; NEW JERSEY NOIR, edited by Joyce Carol Oates; the Strand Magazine; and Ellery Queen Magazine. He has been a contributing writer to ArtNews, Travel & Leisure, and almost every crime and mystery magazine.
Santlofer is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy In Rome, the Vermont Studio Center and serves on the board of Yaddo, the oldest arts community in the U.S. He also serves on the boards of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers of North America.
He is currently the director of New York City’s CRIME FICTION ACADEMY, the only program devoted exclusively to crime writing in all of its forms. He also teaches Crime Fiction Writing in Pratt Institute’s Creative Writing program, and has taught at Columbia University and The New School. He has given numerous workshops at writing conventions and festivals and has been a sought after lecturer at colleges and universities and museums across the country, among them the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and LA MOCA.
A well-known artist, Santlofer’s work is in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and Tokyo’s Institute of Contemporary Art.
Santlofer has been profiled in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Newsday, USA Today; been the subject of a Sunday NY Times Magazine “Questions For” column, and his work has been written about and reviewed extensively.
He lives in New York City where he writes and paints.