Michael Pearson (author)

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Michael Pearson (born 1949) is an American author of six books — a novel, Shohola Falls (2003),[1] and five works of non-fiction; Imagined Places: Journeys into Literary America (a New York Times Notable Book of 1991), A Place That's Known: Essays (1994), John McPhee (1997), Dreaming of Columbus: A Boyhood in the Bronx (1999), and, most recently, Innocents Abroad Too: Journeys Around the World on Semester at Sea (2008).

For a decade, from 1997 to 2006, he directed the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Now, he teaches non-fiction writing and American literature there.


  1. ^ Rasmussen, R. Kent (2007). Critical companion to Mark Twain: a literary reference to his life and work. Infobase Publishing. p. 1036. ISBN 978-0-8160-5398-8. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 

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