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Jon Cohen is an American novelist and screenwriter. As a screenwriter he is best known for his co-writing contribution to the Steven Spielberg-directed film Minority Report (2002).[1]

Jon Cohen
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter

A native of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Cohen worked as a critical care nurse in Philadelphia before becoming a writer. He published four books: Max Lakeman and the Beautiful Stranger (1991),[2] The Man in the Window (first published in 1992[3] and then reissued 2013 by Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries[4]), Dentist Man (1993), and Harry's Trees (2018).[5] He received a creative writing grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1991.[6] In 2002, he won a Saturn Award for Best Writing for his work on Minority Report, sharing the award with co-writer Scott Frank.


  1. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (2002-06-27). "The Accidental Screenwriter | Arts". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  2. ^ Cohen, Jon. "Max Lakeman And The Beautiful Stranger: A Novel by Jon Cohen - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  3. ^ Jon Cohen. "The Man In The Window by Jon Cohen - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  4. ^ results, search; results, search (2013-09-24). The Man in the Window. Lake Union Publishing. ISBN 9781477848937.
  5. ^ "Goodreads Author page, Jon Cohen (writer)". Goodreads. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2009-11-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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