About the Author

Jon Reiner is the James Beard Award-winning author of the memoir The Man Who Couldn’t Eat, (Simon & Schuster), selected as a Top Pick by the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Daily Beast and winner of the Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for best audiobook. The book is based on a story of the same title Reiner wrote for Esquire which won the James Beard Foundation Award for Magazine Feature Writing, was nominated for a National Magazine Award, and was translated into multiple languages for international publication. Other writing has been published by The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, NPR.com, CNN.com, DownEast, San Francisco Book Review, Slice, Creative Nonfiction, The Satirist and elsewhere. Reiner is the the director and writer of the award-winning documentary film Tree Man, distributed on Netflix, and included on numerous Best Holiday Movies lists. He is currently the director-writer of a documentary film in production, To The Editor.

He is on the faculty of the Gotham Writers Center and has previously taught at Rutgers University and the University of Maryland. Reiner is a member of the Authors Guild, PEN American Center, the International Documentary Association, and the Dramatists Guild of America. He does not live in Brooklyn.