Michael Scott Moore


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 been a visiting professor at the Columbia School of the Arts and the University of California, Riverside. He worked for several years as an editor and writer at Spiegel Online in Berlin.

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, became an international bestseller.