Jonathan Lee was born in 1981 in Surrey. His first novel, Who is Mr Satoshi?, was nominated for the Desmond Elliot Prize 2011 and shortlisted for an MJA Open Book Award 2011. His second novel, Joy, published in 2013, was shortlisted for the Encore Award. The BBC’s Culture Show programme recently featured him as being one of Britain’s ‘best new novelists’. He lives in New York.