James A. Michener

James A. Michener

James A. Michener was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA on February 3rd, 1907 and passed away at the age of 90 on October 16th, 1997.

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James A. Michener Stats: The highest rated book by James A. Michener on Book Notification is The Covenant, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is The Source, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by James A. Michener on Book Notification is Hawaii, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is Centennial, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of James A. Michener books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
101949
2
1951
3
81953
4
1953
5
8.61959
6
1961
7
1963
8
91965
9
1971
10
8.11974
11
8.71978
12
1980
13
91980
14
71982
15
101983
16
7.71985
17
1987
18
81988
19
101988
20
101989
21
1990
22
81991
23
71992
24
101994
25
1995
26
2007

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1957
2
1959
3
1959
4
1968
5
1969
6
1971
7
1973
8
1976
9
1988
10
Six Days in Havana (With: John Kings)
1989
11
1990
12
1991
13
1992
14
1992
15
1993
16
1995
17
1996
18
2017

List of James A. Michener Anthologies in Publication Order

James A. Michener: Biography

James A. Michener (James Albert Michener) was born on February 3rd, 1907. James A. passed away October 16th, 1997 at 90 years old. James A. Michener was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.

James A. Michener (James Albert Michener) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 26 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1949 with the novel The Fires of Spring. The most recently released novel was Matecumbe which was released in 2007.

James A. Michener also wrote the Non-Fiction Books series which has 18 books including The Bridge at Andau and Japanese Prints from Early Masters to the Modern .

James A. Michener: Awards & Accolades

James A. Michener won the St. Louis Literary Award, Distinguished Figure in Literature, in 1981.

James A. Michener: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Hawaii was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1960 and 1961.
  • The Source was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1965 and 1966.
  • Centennial was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1974 and 1975.
  • Chesapeake was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1978 and 1979.
  • The Covenant was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1980 and 1981.
  • Space was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1982 and 1983.
  • Poland was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1983 and 1984.
  • Texas was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1985.
  • Alaska was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1988.

James A. Michener: F.A.Q

When was James A. Michener Born?

James A. Michener was born on February 3rd, 1907.

When did James A. Michener die?

James A. Michener died on October 16th, 1997 at 90 years old.

Where was James A. Michener Born?

James A. Michener was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.

What awards has James A. Michener won?

James A. Michener has won the following awards: Distinguished Figure in Literature at the St. Louis Literary Award (1981).

What was the first book James A. Michener wrote?

The first book written by James A. Michener was Tales of the South Pacific, published in 1947.

What was the most recent book James A. Michener wrote?

His most recently released work was Islam: The Misunderstood Religion (a short story) on May 6th, 2017.

How many books has James A. Michener written?

James A. Michener has written 49 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 26 Standalone Novels, 5 books in the Short Story Collections, 18 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I call Michener a historical fiction author. That description is technically untrue. The man was born in the early 1900s. He lived through the great depression, and his stories were relevant to the era in which he wrote them.

    But to a contemporary reader like myself, his work is ancient history, set during a period I neither understand nor fully appreciate. But I like the glimpses Michener provides of those early years.

    I don’t know if his information is accurate. My primary interest is the people, the characters that populate Michener’s settings. I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the lives they lived. I encourage everyone to give Michener a shot regardless of the genre they like.

    The Little Man
    The Little Man
    5 months ago

    In my review of Hawaii, I described James Michener’s writing as “true biographies of people who never existed in locales and situations that certainly have throughout history.” His historical fiction is top-tier, and while his thousand-pages novels are tomes, they’re among the most captivating stories I’ve ever read. He’s an expert of the genre who bathes every facet of his stories in thorough research. Definitely worth trying. My first taste was Centennial, and it’s as good a place as any to start!

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