The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents bestselling author Michael Scott Moore discussing his most recent book “The Desert and the Sea.” This profound memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates is a riveting, thoughtful and emotional exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival.
Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 PM
Malibu Library, 23519 West Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Free with RSVP. Please RSVP online or by calling the Malibu Library at 310-456-6438.
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 won Fulbright, Logan, and Pulitzer Center grants for his nonfiction, and a MacDowell Colony fellowship for his fiction. He worked for several years as an editor and writer at Spiegel Online in Berlin. He 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, is out now from HarperCollins.