The Michener I Knew

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By John Hayes, Ph.D., author of James A. Michener: A Biography

After meeting Jim Michener at Kent State University in 1970, John Hayes spent the next 15 years researching and writing his doctoral dissertation: a biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tales of the South Pacific. By digging through Michener’s papers, interviewing friends and family, and asking questions of the author himself, Hayes composed a tale of Michener’s life, a feat that had not been
done previously. In this lecture, Dr. Hayes shares his personal experiences with James Michener and discusses some of the themes Michener explored as a writer.

Photo by Gian Luiso