George Michelsen Foy was born on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, a magazine editor, a first mate on British tramp ships, and chief cream-puff transporter in a pastry factory in London, England. (Other jobs held in the course of a checkered career: investigative reporter, construction worker, political cartoonist, news photographer ...). He was educated at University of Paris, the London School of Economics, and Bennington College. His latest non-fiction book, RUN THE STORM: A SAVAGE HURRICANE, A BRAVE CREW, AND THE WRECK OF THE SS EL FARO, is NOW OUT with Scribner / Simon & Schuster in MAY, 2018. A previous non-fiction book, Finding North: How navigation makes us human, was published by Flatiron Books/Macmillan in May, 2016; Zero Decibels, an essay on silence and sound, came out in 2010. His latest novels are Mettle and The Art & Practice of Explosion (University Press of New England); Enquête sur Kamanzi, a novel in French, was published by Editions Globophile in Paris, France, in May, 2016. Foy's short fiction has appeared in Ep;phany Journal, Washington Square Review, Notre Dame Review, Monkeybicycle, American Literary Journal, et al.: long-form essays in Harper’s, Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, et al. He was awarded an NEA fellowship in fiction. He lives with his family in Southeastern Massachusetts and in New York City, where he teaches creative writing at NYU.