Jay Cantor was born in 1948 in Great Neck, New York. As a child he was addicted to comic books. He attended Harvard and then the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is currently a professor of English at Tufts. He has written three very large novels which have had mixed critical and commercial success. He is probably not the thinking man’s Tom Wolfe.
1981 The Space Between: Literature and Politics (essays),
1983 The Death of Che Guevara (novel)
1987 Krazy Kat: A Novel in Five Panels (novel)
1991 On Giving Birth to One’s Own Mother: Essays on Art and Society (essays)
2003 Great Neck (novel)
2011 Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story (with James Romberger, artist; José Villarrubia, colourist; Jared K. Fletcher, letterer) (graphic novel)
2014 Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka (stories)