Michael Largo

Michael Largo has been collecting statistics and information on the American way of dying for more than a decade. He is the author of three books, the former editor of New York Poetry, and a researcher/archivist for the film company Allied Artists in Atlanta, Georgia. Final Exits (HarperCollins) won the 2006 Bram Stoker Award in the category of "Superior Achievement in Nonfiction". Its follow-up, The Portable Obituary (HarperCollins), reveals the true last days of public figures and reviews their lives from the vantage point of death. The third book in the trilogy, Genius and Heroin, archives the self-destructive lives and deaths of the extremely gifted from all arenas, including actors, politicians, athletes, scientists, musicians, and military leaders, and was published by HarperCollins. Largo’s newest book, Prophets and Liars, was also acquired by HarperCollins, and will provide an off-beat reference to the exalted and crazy lives of saints, cult leaders, martyrs, soothsayers, philosophers and preachers.