Biography

Jon Katz

Jon Katz has written such novels and works of nonfiction as SOUL OF A DOG, IZZY & LENORE, DOG DAYS, A GOOD DOG and THE DOGS OF BEDLAM FARM. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Rolling Stone, Wired and the AKC Gazette. He has worked for CBS News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Katz is also a photographer and the author of a children’s book, MEET THE DOGS OF BEDLAM FARM. He lives on Bedlam Farm in upstate New York with the artist Maria Heinrich; his dogs, Rose, Izzy, Lenore and Frieda; and his barn cats, Mother and Minnie.

Jon Katz

Books by Jon Katz

by Jon Katz - Memoir, Nonfiction, Pets

When Jon Katz got a call from an animal control officer about Simon, a neglected donkey who had been found on a failing farm, he wasn't expecting to take him in. But when he made the trek out to meet Simon, he couldn't help falling in love with the skinny, mangy donkey, and ended up taking him into his home. Simon listened in the fields as Jon read and discussed philosophy, forcing Jon to confront the most difficult parts of life and bringing him to a new understanding about mercy and compassion.

by Jon Katz - Memoir, Nonfiction, Pets

Most men go courting with roses, wine and chocolates. But not dog-lover and prolific author Jon Katz, whose choice is beef jerky. He is a man with a mission: to woo and win Maria Wulf, an emotionally fragile artist who has lost confidence in her art. Maria owns a rottweiler-shepherd  mix who does not like men and will not let anyone near her owner. Katz has his work cut out for him.

by Jon Katz - Fiction, Pets, Short Stories

New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz returns with his first ever collection of short stories. In these remarkable tales, the bonds between humans and animals are brought to life by a series of unforgettable characters. From the barnyard to the suburbs, from ordinary homes to rescue shelters, the animals in these stories are genuinely inspiring and utterly memorable.

by Jon Katz - Memoir, Nonfiction, Pets

In this moving and thoughtful book, Jon Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a devoted companion, and offers comfort, wisdom, and a way forward from sorrow to acceptance.