Lee A. Siegel (born 1945, Los Angeles, California) is a novelist and professor of religion. He studied comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and fine arts at Columbia University. After receiving a D.Phil. degree in Indian Studies from Oxford University, he was hired as a professor of Indian religions at the University of Hawaii where he continues to teach. Siegel has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, a writer-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study Center, and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University.