“I Love Writing. I Love the Swirl and Swing of Words as They Tangle With Human Emotions.”
~ James Michener
Mr. Michener was born in New York and was raised by a woman who took in orphans. When he was
fourteen years old, he ran away from home and traveled the United States. When he was twenty years old, he received a scholarship at Swarthmore University, took english and graduated with honors. He worked as an editor and then taught at George School. At forty he wrote “Tales of the South Pacific” and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947. Most of the books that he wrote were fiction. He would live In the country or state that he wanted to write about. He gave detailed information about the area and its past. He was known to write epics. In 1959, his first saga, ‘Hawaii’ was the first of many sagas that would be on the New York Times Best Seller List.