Welcome to author Jake Lamar's official website.
Jake Lamar is the author of the memoir Bourgeois Blues and five novels: The Last Integrationist, Close to the Bone, If Six Were Nine, Rendezvous Eighteenth and most recently Ghosts of Saint-Michel. Several of his books have been translated into French.
Brothers in Exile a play by Jake Lamar
On February 25th, a reading of Jake Lamar's Brothers in Exile was held at the Théâtre du Rond Point in Paris, France.
Brothers in Exile is a play about the complex relationship between Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Chester Himes in Paris in the 1950s.
William Nadylam read the role of Richard Wright, Cyril Guei was James Baldwin, and Alex Descas was Chester Himes... a reader (for the stage directions) and five additional actors brought Brothers in Exile to the stage for the first time.
Read the full write-up here.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, he graduated from Harvard University and then spent six years writing for Time magazine. In 1993, he went to Paris intending to stay for a year; he now lives there full-time with his wife.