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Meet the Author: Michael Scott Moore

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Michael Scott Moore is an accomplished author and journalist, a California native and a longtime resident of Berlin. His comic novel about L.A., Too Much of Nothing, was published in 2003, and Sweetness and Blood, a travel book about the spread of surfing to odd corners of the world, was named a book of the year by The Economist in 2010. Moore has written about politics, literature, and travel for The Atlantic, Der Spiegel, Pacific Standard, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Books by Michael Scott Moore

The Desert and the Sea

977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

Book cover image: The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast | International Bestseller | National Bestseller

From journalist and author of Sweetness and Blood, Michael Scott Moore, comes a revelatory memoir about his 977 days held captive by Somali pirates. Emotional and elucidating by turns, The Desert and the Sea blends personal narrative with rigorous journalistic investigation of foreign and domestic hostage policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival.  More »

  • 2018 Nautilus Award Winner: SILVER in Journalism & Investigative Reporting