The Glamour of Strangeness published to extraordinary reviews in the New York Times,
The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times


Born and raised in Texas, educated at Williams College, Jamie James worked as a freelance writer in New York for more than twenty years, with regular posts as critic at The New Yorker and The Times of London. In 1999 he moved to Indonesia to concentrate on writing books. He is the author of fiction, biography, and long-form criticism. He and his partner own and operate restaurants in Bali and Lombok.

“Jamie James is a very interesting writer at every moment” — Edmund White