James A. Michener

James A. Michener

Born: February 3, 1907

Died: October 16, 1997

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist

Biography: James Albert Michener was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating historical facts into the stories. Michener was known for the meticulous research behind his work.

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Source/Notes: Space: A Novel (2014 edition), Dial Press - ISBN: 9780804151436
Source/Notes: As quoted in The Michener Phenomenon by Caryn James in The New York Times (8 September 1985)