James A Michener
James A. Michener (1907-1997) was an American author of historical fiction and non-fiction. He is well-known for the amount of research that went into his work in addition to the length of his novels (900 pages was a short novel for him). Michener was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel Tales of the South Pacific, which was published in 1948. His novels have been adapted into several different films as well as multiple TV series and mini-series. Michener died in 1997 of kidney failure at the age of 90.

James A. Michener became a published author in 1948 with the short story collection Tales of the South Pacific. His first novel was The Fires of Spring, which was published in 1949. Below is a list of James A. Michener’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Fires of Spring(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Voice of Asia(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bridges at Toko Ri(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sayonara(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hawaii(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Report of the County Chairman(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caravans(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Source(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quality of Life(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drifters(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Centennial(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chesapeake(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Covenant(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poland(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Texas(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Legacy(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alaska(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Journey(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caribbean(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eagle and the Raven(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Novel(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mexico(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Recessional(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miracle in Seville(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Matecumbe(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Tales of the South Pacific(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return to Paradise(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rascals in Paradise(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Watermen: Selections from Chesapeake(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great World War II Stories(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Creatures of the Kingdom: Stories of Animals and Nature(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Floating World(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bridge at Andau(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Japanese Prints from Early Masters to the Modern(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kent State: What Happened and Why(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Michener Miscellany: 1950-1970(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sports in America(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six Days in Havana(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pilgrimage: A Memoir of Poland and Rome(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World is My Home(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Lost Mexico: The Making of a Novel(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Literary Reflections(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Noble Land: My Vision for America(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Six Days in Havana was co-authored with John Kings.

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