James Lawson


James Lawson has written 12 novels, including The Madman’s Kiss, The Copley Chronicles, The Fanatic, The Girl Watcher, The Reluctant God, and Acid Rains of Fortune.

He’s also written several screenplays: “The Madman’s Kiss” (commissioned by Ridley Scott from his novel and subsequently optioned by The Academy and Roadside Attractions); The Orphanage; Going Nowhere (commissioned by Wolf Films/Universal TV); The Hare; the TV documentary, Frederick Law Olmsted, which won the CINE Golden Eagle, and the original trailer for the movie, Star Wars.

Lawson studied at the Universit√© de Paris (Sorbonne) and received a B.A. in philosophy from Boston University. He lives in New York City with his wife, Katharine, a biopsychologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics. They have two children, Victoria, a forensic psychologist, and Nicholas, a psychiatrist. You can view some of Lawson’s books at: www.bookslawson.com.