Michael Pye


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The United Kingdom

Michael Pye writes for a living -- as novelist, journalist, historian and sometimes broadcaster. He is English by birth, but civilized by study in Italy and a newspaper apprenticeship in Scotland. For twenty years he commuted between New York and Europe as a political and cultural columnist for British newspapers. He now lives with his partner John Holm in a tiny village in the forests of rural Portugal.

He grew up in the English countryside and, in the classic English manner, was sent abroad to grow up: to the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy. He returned to study history at Oxford, won various prizes and was about to become an academic when he realized that writing, and writing often, was the only thing he knew how to do. He join
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The Edge of the World: A Cu...

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Taking Lives

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The Pieces from Berlin

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The Drowning Room

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Maximum City: The Biography...

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“Erik the Red left Norway for frontier Iceland ‘on account of some killings’ and after a while he had to leave Iceland on account of some more killings; he needed a fresh start after his first fresh start.”
Michael Pye, The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are

“they were a closed society, not ready even for a biological intruder”
Michael Pye, The Pieces from Berlin

“Power wants us numbered and not named, carded and not just remembering our name, address, telephone number, purpose, social security number, PIN, and so forth. Power has good reasons. As long as we have papers, we cohere;”
Michael Pye, Taking Lives

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