Michael Scott Moore

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Michael Scott Moore is a literary journalist and novelist, author of a comic novel about L.A., "Too Much of Nothing," as well as a travel book about surfing, "Sweetness and Blood," which was named a best book of 2010 by The Economist and Popmatters. He was kidnapped in 2012 on a reporting trip to Somalia and held hostage for two and a half years.

His book about the ordeal, "The Desert and the Sea," is due out from Harper in mid-2018. He’s covered the European migration crisis for Businessweek, and politics, travel, and literature for The Atlantic, Der Spiegel, The New Republic, The New York Times, and The L.A. Review of Books.

Average rating: 3.9 · 643 ratings · 80 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Desert and the Sea: 977...

3.98 avg rating — 512 ratings — published 2018 — 12 editions
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Sweetness and Blood: How Su...

3.59 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Too Much of Nothing

3.51 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2003
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