With A Palestine Affair -- a combination thriller/literary romance -- Jonathan Wilson sweeps readers up into the chaos of 1920s Palestine. "Like the best of historical fiction, Wilson's story is placed in an imagined past, but it is really happening right now," says The Washington Post of Wilson's breakout novel.
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In our interview, Wilson revealed some fun and fascinating facts about himself, including:
"At the age of 17 I was the fastest Jewish runner in England."
"I covered the 1994 soccer World Cup for The New Yorker. It was the best writing gig I ever had in my life."
"I became a U.S. citizen ten years ago. I got a couple of questions wrong on the test, but they let me through anyway."