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Nathanael West
Born Nathan Weinstein
(1903-10-17)October 17, 1903
New York City, New York, US
Died December 22, 1940(1940-12-22) (aged 37)
El Centro, California, US
Resting place Mount Zion Cemetery, Queens, New York, US
Occupation Novelist, screenwriter
Language English
Nationality American
Citizenship American
Alma mater Brown University
Notable works Miss Lonelyhearts, The Day of the Locust
Spouse Eileen McKenney (1940)

Nathanael West (born Nathan Weinstein; October 17, 1903 – December 22, 1940) was an American author and screenwriter. He is remembered for two darkly satirical novels: Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939), set respectively in the newspaper and Hollywood film industries.

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