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


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Play the trumpet like Louis Armstrong

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. 4th Time Around (Bob Dylan), Into My Arms (Nick Cave), That's How Strong My Love Is (Otis Redding), Funky Broadway (Wilson Pickett), I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My kids: my daughter, Emilie, and my son, Alexandre.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. an Alaskan timber wolf, always assuming Sarah Palin was miles away


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