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Michael Hamilton Morgan

Award-winning former diplomat Michael Morgan is both a novelist and nonfiction author. His most recent book is Collision with History: the Search for John F. Kennedy’s PT 109, a book and tv documentary released by National Geographic and MSNBC in 2002. His previous book was Graveyards of the Pacific, released in 2001 by National Geographic. On those books he collaborated with undersea explorer and Titanic discover Robert D. Ballard.
Morgan’s 1991 international thriller The Twilight War (Dutton/Signet) was set in Eastern Europe, Central America and Washington. National Book Award winner John Casey called it "profound, canny, intelligent … a top echelon thriller", while Stephen Coonts called it "powerful, gripping … will keep you riveted." From 1990 to 2000 Morgan was director and senior consultant for Mobil Corporation’s international Pegasus Prize for Literature. Morgan was a panelist at the PEN World Congress in Prague in 1994. He was a keynote speaker at the U.S. National Archives in 1992 on thrillers, and has been interviewed by U.S., European, Asian and Latin American television.
Michael Morgan has also written for CEOs at major corporations.
Morgan has appeared on the CBS Evening News, ABC Good Morning America, Mutual Radio and others. His editorials and advertisements have appeared in The New York Times, Time, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. As a career diplomat from 1980-87, Morgan was Deputy Staff Director (1985-87) of the bipartisan White House commission overseeing the U.S. Information Agency and the Fulbright Scholarships. He accompanied Presidential delegations in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Cuba. Secretary of State Shultz gave him a Meritorious Honor Award in 1984.
Morgan is also founder and President of New Foundations for Peace (, a nonprofit created to teach leadership skills to young people worldwide. Morgan speaks fluent English and Spanish, and has studied German and Norwegian. He has lived or worked on projects in more than 20 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas. He was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he graduated with High Distinction in 1973.