Michael Zurowski is an historian, political
scientist and bibliographer. He holds BA and MA degrees from Assumption
University of Windsor in Canada and a doctorate from the London School
of Economics and Political Science where he studied under Antony Polonsky
and Sir Leonard Schapiro. He is presently residing and is wallowing shamelessly
in the leafy, multi-cultural and cultivated atmosphere of historic Montreal
in Quebec where hospitality and its multi-faceted concert scene are its
trademarks. To the right and left of his apartment are a Greek-owned Italian
restaurant and a Jewish day school and synagogue.
For a considerable time, Zurowski has
taken an active interest in the politics of the world of academia in the
USA and the dynamics of power in the capitalist world of America. The fruit
of this interest is this novel set in contemporary Los Angeles. He has
also a great love for the Spanish colonial inheritance in California and
the inheritors of this history.
His hobbies include devouring the classics
of world literature such as Dickens, Tolstoy, Tomasi di Lampedusa, Federico
de Roberto, Dostoyevsky, Chaim Bialik and Sholem Aleichem, Eastern Orthodox
music and theology. He has an incurable passion for the music of modern
Greece such as Mikis Theodorakis and Yannis Markopoulos. His other great
passion is walking.