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.