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).[1] 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.[citation needed]

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).[citation needed]

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  • 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)

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