About the author

Michael Byers’ new novel about the discovery of Pluto, Percival’s Planet, is available in bookstores now.

(”An extraordinary, sprawling tale…utterly mesmerising….breathtaking, triumphant…a towering achievement.” — Times of London)

Michael Byers

Michael Byers’ first book, The Coast of Good Intentions, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and garnered a Whiting Writer’s Award. Long for This World won the annual fiction prize from Friends of American Writers and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Both were New York Times Notable Books.

Byers’ fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards; his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Best American Travel Writing, and elsewhere. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he teaches creative writing at the University of Michigan.


Want to know more about what happened to Pluto? Visit Michael’s blog Finding Pluto, covering the history of Planet X and the recent controversial demotion of Pluto from planetary status.  View the book trailer on YouTube.  And become a fan of Percival’s Planet on Facebook!

Percival’s Planet is published by Picador UK as The Unfixed Stars.

Books by Michael Byers


Percival's Tout Percival's Planet About the book and bonus material Buy at IndieBound Buy at amazon.com Buy at Borders