About The Author

George Foy

George Michelsen Foy is the author of thirteen novels. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Ep;phany Journal, Washington Square Review, Monkey Bicycle, Apeiron, Notre Dame Review, American Literary Review, and other journals; and his long-form non-fiction has been published in Harper’s, Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Slate. Of his novel To Sleep with Ghosts (Bantam / Doubleday), Nobel prize-winner Doris Lessing wrote, “[Foy is] a storyteller who, like Conrad, can compress into a tale you can’t put down all the complexities of a time and place.” His non-fiction books include Run the Storm (Scribner / Simon & Schuster, 2018) and Finding North: How navigation makes us human (Flatiron / Macmillan, 2016). GM Foy was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in fiction, and has won a Joe Gouveia Poetry Prize as well as awards in Ep;phany Journal‘s, Foreword ‘s, Fiction Factory‘s and Cutthroat Journal‘s short-story contests. Foy lives in southeastern New England and Brooklyn and teaches writing at NYU. At various times in a checkered career he was smuggled into Afghanistan with a rebel patrol and witnessed bombing raids on guerrilla camps in Central Africa; he also worked as a factory-hand, agricultural laborer, commercial fisherman, watchkeeping officer on British tramp freighters, and as chief cream-pastry transporter for a cakes factory in West London.

Books by George Foy