Playwright and Novelist Jonathan Leaf's Website
Updated! Kirkus Reviews has just called my new novel City of Angles "as chilling as it is morbidly funny...delightfully humorous, and the murder mystery is engrossing. The book is filled with hilarious insights...This is lighthearted literary entertainment at its best—easily companionable, intelligent, and brimming with artful humor. A genuinely funny sendup..."
It has also been picked by The New York Post as a Best New Book while SpliceToday says, "What an entertaining book!" and Scenes Media describes it as "brilliant...a delightful mix of comic novel and mystery...a literary work at a deeper imaginative level than almost any mystery writer—much less comic mystery writer—I’ve ever encountered."
Jonathan Leaf is a playwright, novelist, journalist and historian. His drama Pushkin was selected as one of the four best plays of 2018 by The Wall Street Journal. His comedy-drama The Germans In Paris was the highest-rated play by audience-survey on the Theatermania website of all the shows in New York during the course of its run. An independent survey also showed his play Sexual Healing was one of the highest-rated plays among New York audiences. His 2018 documentary play The $18 Billion Prize, co-written with Phelim McAleer, was a San Francisco Chronicle critics' pick.
Jonathan has been nominated in the Innovative Theater (IT) Awards for Best Play of the Year for The Caterers and has received rave reviews for his work in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The New Criterion, BroadwayWorld, Show Business Weekly, National Review and many other publications.
As a journalist and critic, his writing has been featured in National Review, The Daily Beast, Spectator USA, Tablet, Mosaic, The New York Post, New York Press, City Journal, Humanities, The Weekly Standard, Modern Age, First Things, The American, The American Conservative, The New York Sun and many other publications.