Best known for his Science Fiction Novels, Card has written many other forms and genres that appeal to audiences from teens to adults (kind of the Jack of all trades in the writers world). Card is known for his engrossing and moral stories and provocative view of a world in which individuals can make a difference. His stories feature familiar themes–family, duty, and sacrifice–and the battle between good and evil is frequently explored.
In 1978 he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer from the World Science Fiction Convention. He has wrote screenplays for animated children’s videos, written poetry, directed and ventured into writing illustrated novels in the comic series Ultimate Iron Man for Marvel.
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Something we do every month at the Emerson library is recognize an author and display their books. This month we are spotlighting James Michener.
James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907-October 16, 1997) was an American Author of more that 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations and incorporating historical facts within the stories. Michener took upon himself great, meticulous research when writing his novels. Michener was known for his lengthy novels, some of which ran over 1,000 pages and the author stated that he would spend 12 to 15 hours per day for weeks at a time at his typewriter.
His writing started during World War II as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. There, he was a naval historian and turned his notes and impressions into fiction novels. His first, being Tales of the South Pacific, which was produced on Broadway and film musical as South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Money certainly wasn’t something Michener gloated about. He selflessly donated over $100 million of his earnings to libraries, universities, museums, and other charities. He also founded a Master’s in Fine Arts program now named the Michener Center for Writers and upon his death left his entire $10 million estate and copyrights to his works to his Alma mater, Swarthmore College.
Books by Michener
The Fires of Spring 1949
Return to Paradise 1950
The Bridges at Toko-ri 1953
The Source 1965
The Drifters 1971
The Watermen 1978
The Covenant 1980
The Novel 1991
South Pacific 1992
Miracle in Seville 1995
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