Jonathan Geltner was born in Eastern Massachusetts but grew up mainly in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied English, Classics, and French at the University of Cincinnati, pursued graduate work in English at the University of Chicago, and earned an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. He published a translation of Paul Claudel’s Five Great Odes with Angelico Press in 2020. Absolute Music is his first novel. His present work is a quest for re-enchantment through the study of a variety of authors and places.

Jonathan is an avid cyclist and student of Tai Chi, as well as an amateur philologist with a penchant for Irish, Hawaiian, Hebrew, and Classical Chinese. He lives in southeastern Michigan with his wife and two sons.

Photo by Lisa Mancuso Horn Photography.