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Jonathan Fast (born April 13, 1948) is an American author and social work teacher.

Fast was born in New York City. He attended Princeton University, and earned graduate degrees at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. He has a daughter ([1]) Molly Jong-Fast from his first marriage to author Erica Jong, and two sons from his marriage to Barbara Fast, a Unitarian minister.

Fast currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Westerly, Rhode Island, and teaches research at ([2]) the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.

His father, Howard Fast, was the author of many best-selling novels, including the book Spartacus, that later became the basis for the film of the same name. He was a member of the American Communist Party, and he later served a three month prison sentence for "contempt of Congress". While growing up in a literary milieu influenced Jonathan toward a career as a writer, a liberal political climate laid the groundwork for his interest in social work.

Jonathan Fast began writing science fiction and then broadened out into other genres. Of his eight novels, the most successful, from both a commercial and literary perspective, is the historical novel, The Golden Fire, an account of two brothers who battle to be king, set in India during the Gupta Empire (ca. 300 AD).

Fast seems to have given up the writing of fiction, but frequently publishes scholarly articles in the field of social work, concentrating in the area of school safety, violence, and school rampage shootings (e.g., The Columbine High School massacre) and the use of technology in teaching.

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Total Books: 26
Beyond Bullying Breaking the Cycle of Shame Bullying and Violence
Ceremonial Violence A Psychological Explanation of School Shootings
Newsies A Novel
1992 - Newsies a Novel [Junior Novel Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781562821159
ISBN-10: 1562821156
Genre: Children's Books

Grenouille Aux Pattes
1992 - Grenouille Aux Pattes [Serie Noire 1 - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070492916
ISBN-10: 2070492915
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The Rocketeer
1991 - The Rocketeer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781562820657
ISBN-10: 1562820656
Genre: Children's Books

Stolen Time
1990 - Stolen Time (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449146873
ISBN-10: 0449146871

The Jade Stalk
1988 - The Jade Stalk (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780525246503
ISBN-10: 0525246509

Golden Fire
1987 - Golden Fire (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780722134825
ISBN-10: 0722134827
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1982 - The Beast (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345298966
ISBN-10: 0345298969
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.

The Beast A Novel
1981 - The Beast a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394515298
ISBN-10: 0394515293
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Inner Circle
1980 - Inner Circle (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780709183242
ISBN-10: 0709183240

The Inner Circle
1980 - The Inner Circle (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440141556
ISBN-10: 0440141559

Mortal Gods
1979 - Mortal Gods (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451085733
ISBN-10: 0451085736

Mortal gods A novel
1978 - Mortal Gods a Novel (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060112660
ISBN-10: 0060112662

The Secrets of Synchronicity
1977 - The Secrets of Synchronicity (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451075567
ISBN-10: 0451075560

Prisoner of the Planets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780586051559
ISBN-10: 0586051554