Brian Jay Jones

Brian Jay Jones is a Maryland-based writer and biographer whose first book, Washington Irving: An American Original was awarded the St. Nicholas Society of New York’s Medal for Literary Excellence in 2010. He is presently at work on the first authorized biography of Muppet creator Jim Henson for Random House. When he’s not writing, he loves listening to classic jazz and blues, admires the films of Charlie Chaplin, reads anything having to do with Batman or the Beatles, and generally succeeds in trying the patience of his wife and daughter. You can visit him online at

2 entries by Brian Jay Jones

Book Review

Andrew Graham-Dixon

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

This scholarly but spirited biography explores the life of Caravaggio, the brilliant, brooding, bad boy of the 16th-century art world.

Book Review

By Joshua Kendall

The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture

Likable he wasn’t, but who could dispute the importance of the dictionary-maker's legacy?