|Occupation author, teacher|
Name Jonathan Fast
Parents Bette Cohen, Howard Fast
Relatives Howard Fast (father)
Books Ceremonial Violence
Children Molly Jong-Fast
Siblings Rachel Fast
|Alma mater Princeton University, Columbia University, Yeshiva University|
Spouse Erica Jong (m. 1977–1982), Barbara Fast
Similar People Molly Jong‑Fast, Erica Jong, Howard Fast, Malcolm Caldwell, Julius Fast
Jonathan Fast, Author and Associate Professor, Community Forum with Susan Shaner, 12/14/15
Jonathan Fast (born April 13, 1948) is an American author and social work teacher.
- Jonathan Fast, Author and Associate Professor, Community Forum with Susan Shaner, 12/14/15
- Life and career
Life and career
Fast was born in New York City. He attended Princeton University, and earned graduate degrees at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. He has a daughter, Molly Jong-Fast, from his first marriage to author Erica Jong, and two sons from his marriage to Barbara Fast, a Unitarian minister.
As of 2017, Fast is an associate professor of social work at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.
His father, Howard Fast (1914-2003), was the author of many best-selling novels, including Spartacus (1951), which became the basis for the 1960 film of the same name.