George Michelsen Foy
GEORGE MICHELSEN FOY is the author of Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute Silence, and twelve critically acclaimed novels. He is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Art fellowship in fiction. His novel Art & Practice of Explosion came second in Foreword magazine's 2001 Novel of the Year contest, andThe Shift was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick prize. His articles, reviews, and stories have been published by Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, Harper's, The New York Times, and Men's Journal, among others, and has been an investigative reporter, writer, and/or editor for BusinessWeek, The International Herald Tribune, and The Cape Cod Register. He was educated at the Sorbonne, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bennington College. He teaches creative writing at New York University. He is married with two children, and divides his time between coastal Massachusetts and New York.