"Boy, I can tell a story. I can get a person, with moderate interest in what I am writing about, and if she or he will stay with me for the first one hundred pages, which are very difficult, and I make them difficult, he will be hooked.  He  will want to know what's happening on the next story and the next story and the next. That I have. And that's a wonderful gift. That's storytelling. And I prize it. I try to keep it cleaned up.
I try to keep it on focus."


James A. Michener, Academy of Achievement Interview


A video interview of James A. Michener, a podcast episode of what it takes to be him, a gallery of his life and a brief biography. All while being grouped with some of the greatest Americans ever.


An essay, co-written with many modern explorers. on why man explores and should continue doing so.


The Michener collection now consists of ~900 linear feet of materials including research notes, field notebooks, correspondence, maps, photos and slides he collected while writing his novels.


The hidden story of how The Covenant was written. Uys, Michener's apprentice, later went on to write his own historical fiction novel: Brazil.


"I should have said 'The world is positively hungry for young men who have dedicated themselves to big jobs. If your present professors aren't training you for such work, quit them and find others who will drive you.'"


The Michener Art Museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Delaware Valley region.

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