Novelist & Historian

Jim Lester is an award winning multi-genre writer who has written young adult novels, sports histories, biographies, coffee table books and institutional histories. He holds a Ph.D. in history and has taught American history and Western Civilization at both the high school and college levels. His courses have included “The History of Sports in America,” “The History of Rock ‘n Roll,” and  “Popular Culture in the 20th Century.”


Favorite Writers

Robert B. Parker
William Goldman
Evan Hunter
Margaret Atwood
Pat Conroy
Irwin Shaw

Favorite Books

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
 Party of One by Anneli Rufus
The Wizard of Odds by Charley Rosen
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Favorite Young Adult/Middle Grade Novels

The Book Thief                
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Chocolate War

The Lightning Thief

Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack



Member: Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers & Organization of American Historians