Michael Dean has a history degree from Worcester College, Oxford, an MSc in Applied Linguistics from Edinburgh University and a translator’s qualification (AIL) in German.
His novels are The Crooked Cross (Quaestor, 2000, 2009), Thorn about Spinoza and Rembrandt (Bluemoose Books, 2011), Magic City, a Bildungroman (Odyssey Press new edition 2017), and I, Hogarth (Duckworth-Overlook, 2012), which set out to unify Hogarth’s life with his work.
He has also written three e-books for Endeavour Press: The Enemy Within (2013), about Jewish resistance in the Netherlands in World War II, Hour Zero (2014) and Before the Darknesss (2015), about Walther Rathenau.
He has also written a non-fiction book about Chomsky and over thirty educational publications.
His latest novel The White Crucifixion, a novel about Marc Chagall, will be published by Holland Park Press in February 2018.
Michael says: ‘The White Crucifixion intends to unify Marc Chagall’s life, painting and the Jewish experience in the twentieth century. In some ways, I see it as a follow-up to my previous novel, I, Hogarth. The two novels are, however, very different because the two artists painted very differently and I try to reflect that (‘Dean writes as Hogarth paints,’ Andrea Wulf, New York Times). Nevertheless, you could see this as a kind of Jewish I, Hogarth.’