Jonathan Ames (born March 23, 1964) is an American author who has written a number of novels and comic memoirs, and is the creator of two television series, Bored to Death (HBO) and Blunt Talk (STARZ). In the late '90s and early 2000s, he was a columnist for the New York Press for several years, and became known for self-deprecating tales of his sexual misadventures. He also has a long-time interest in boxing, appearing occasionally in the ring as "The Herring Wonder". His novel You Were Never Really Here was adapted into a film of the same name, directed by Lynne Ramsay and starring Joaquin Phoenix. It premiered at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in 2017, and was released on April 6, 2018, in the United States.
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