George Michelsen Foy

George Michelsen Foy is the author of Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human and Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute Silence, as well as twelve critically acclaimed novels. He was a recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship in fiction and his articles, reviews, and stories have been published by Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, Harper's, The New York Times, and Men's Journal, among others. A former officer on British coastal freighters, he teaches creative writing at NYU, holds a US Coast Guard coastal captain’s license, and divides his time between Cape Cod and New York.

Books by this Author

Run the Storm
Zero Decibels

Videos

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

BANK SQUARE BOOKS
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
MAY 23
NEWTONVILLE BOOKS
10 Langley Road
Newton Centre, MA 02460
JUN 5
HUDSON LIBRARY
96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
JUN 28

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. if not here, where? if not now, when?

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Justine Hosnani, in Durrell's Alexandria Quartet

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. honesty, diligence, a good head for liquor

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Nelson Mandela

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Charles Saunders Peirce (look him up)

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