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Jon Cohen
Occupation Novelist, screenwriter

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]

A native of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Cohen worked as a critical care nurse in Philadelphia before becoming a writer. He published three books: Max Lakeman and the Beautiful Stranger (1991),[2] The Man in the Window (1992),[3] and Dentist Man (1993).[4] He received a creative writing grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1991.[5] 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. ^ Rea, Steven (2010-07-03). "Swarthmore nurse-turned-writer figuratively caught Spielberg's eye -". Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 

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