Michael White (author)
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Michael White is a British writer based in Sydney, Australia. Born in 1959, he studied at King's College, London (1977-1982) and was a Chemistry lecturer at d'Overbroeck's College, Oxford (1984-1991).
He has been a science editor of British GQ, a columnist for the Sunday Express in London and, 'in a previous incarnation', he was a member of Colour me Pop. Colour Me Pop featured on the "Europe in the Year Zero" EP in 1982 with Yazoo and Sudeten Creche and was then a member of the group The Thompson Twins (1982). He moved to Australia in 2002 and was made an Honorary Research Fellow at Curtin University in 2005.
He is the author of thirty-five books: these include the international best-sellers, Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science; Leonardo: The First Scientist; Tolkien: A Biography; and C. S. Lewis: The Boy Who Chronicled Narnia. His first novel Equinox - thriller, an occult mystery reached the Top Ten in the bestseller list in the UK and has been translated into 35 languages. His most recent non-fiction book is Galileo: Antichrist, a biography of the great scientist and religious radical. Novels following Equinox include: The Medici Secret, The Borgia Ring and The Art of Murder.
White has also written three novels under the name Sam Fisher - State of Emergency, Aftershock and Nano. They form The E-Force trilogy.
Michael White won the Bookman Prize[clarification needed] in the US in 1997 for his biography of Isaac Newton The Last Sorcerer. He has been both short-listed and long-listed for the Aventis prize - Rivals short-listed in 2002 and The Fruits of War long-listed in 2006. He was also nominated for the Ned Kelly Prize for First Novel (for Equinox in 2007).
- The Art of Murder (2011) (a novel Michael White)
- (2011) Nano ( a novel Sam Fisher).
- (2010) Aftershock (a novel Sam Fisher).
- (2009) State of Emergency (a novel, under the name of Sam Fisher)
- (2009) The Borgia Ring (a novel)
- (2008) The Medici Secret (a novel)
- (2007) Coffee With Newton (non-fiction)
- (2007) Galileo Antichrist,a Biography
- (2006) Equinox (a novel)
- (2004) C. S. Lewis: Creator of Narnia
- (2005) A Teaspoon and an Open Mind: The Science of Doctor Who
- (2005) The Fruits of War
- (2004) Machiavelli: A Man Misunderstood
- (2002) A History of the 21st Century (with Gentry Lee)
- (2002) The Pope and the Heretic
- (2001) Tolkien: A Biography
- (2002) Rivals - shortlisted for the Aventis Prize
- (2000) Thompson Twin: An ’80s Memoir
- (2000) Leonardo: The First Scientist
- Super Science
- (1997) Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer
- Life Out There
- Alien Life Forms
- Mind and Matter
- (1996) The Science of the X-Files
- (1994) Asimov: The Unauthorised Biography
- Breakthrough (with Kevin Davies)
- Darwin: A Life in Science (with John Gribbin)
- Einstein: A Life in Science (with John Gribbin)
- Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science (with John Gribbin)
- Newton (for younger readers)
- Galileo (for younger readers)
- John Lennon (for younger readers)
- Mozart (for younger readers)