Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he moved to California when he was twenty where he started writing. Fame arrived with “As She Climbed Across the Table” (1997) and with the science fiction “Girl in Landscape” (1998), after a couple of novels and a short story collection. In 2000 he wrote the inspired, and extremely successful “Motherless Brooklyn,” a moving homage to his neighborhood, where he moved back in 1996. Critics and readers alike have elected him as one of the most interesting talents of the new American narrative. Not less meaningful is “The Fortress of Solitude,” a novel of over 600 pages in which Lethem narrates the transformation of the American youth from the ‘70s of the funk and of blackploitation, to the explosion of punk and rap, up to the Reagan ‘80s. He is the author of many articles and tales appearing in both specialized magazines as well as prestigious mastheads. He lives between his beloved Brooklyn and Maine. In Italy his books are published by Marco Tropea Editore and Minimum Fax.