Danuta Hinc Interviews Journalist & Writer, Michael Scott Moore

November 21, 2019
2:00 - 3:15 PM
2115 Tawes

Danuta Hinc interviews Michael Scott Moore, journalist and writer, about his memoir: The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast on November 21, 2019 at 2:00PM. The event will take place in Tawes 2115.

Michael Scott Moore is a journalist and a 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. He’s won Fulbright, Logan, and Pulitzer Center grants for his nonfiction; Yaddo and MacDowell Colony fellowships for his fiction.

He grew up in California, but worked for several years as an editor and writer at Spiegel Online International in Berlin. Mr. Moore was kidnapped in early 2012 on a reporting trip to Somalia and held hostage by pirates for 32 months. The Desert and the Sea, a memoir about that ordeal, is out now from HarperCollins.

He’s covered the European migration crisis for Businessweek, and politics, travel, and literature for The Atlantic, Der Spiegel, GQ, The New York Times, LitHub, The New Republic, Pacific Standard, The L.A. Times, The Daily Beast, The L.A. Review of Books, and many others.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies.

For more information contact: Danuta Hinc (dhinc@umd.edu)