Jonathan Burnham was born in London and educated at Oxford. Previously President of Miramax Books, he is currently the Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Harper Division at HarperCollins, overseeing imprints which include Harper, HarperWave, HarperPerennial, Harper Paperbacks, Harper Design, Amistad, and HarperBusiness. The Harper list includes Barbara Kingsolver, Louise Erdrich, Nicole Krauss, Milan Kundera, Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon, Armistead Maupin, Jess Walter, Wally Lamb, Francine Prose, Simon Winchester, Douglas Brinkley, Bernard Cornwell, Daniel Silva, Mitch Albom, General Colin Powell, Secretary Madeleine Albright and many others. He is on the board of Senior Conservators at New York Public Library, and is a faculty member at New York University.