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.

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Run the Storm
Zero Decibels

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Adolf Hitler.
"Seriously, Adolf, you're a wonderful house painter, keep at it."

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Myself. The source of all true fear.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Humility

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Justine Hosnani, in Durrell's Alexandria Quartet

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