Books by Michael Palin

THE TRUTH by Michael Palin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"It's been a long time since Palin's first novel (Hemingway's Chair, 1998). The wait for this compelling book has been more than worth it."
With passion and flair, Palin (of Monty Python fame) details a journalist's quest to discover the truth about a reclusive environmental activist. Read full book review >
HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD by Michael Palin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"Pythonophiles will find this essential, of course. But fans of good writing should dip into these pages, too, for Palin—Michael, not Sarah—knows his way around a book."
Renowned funnyman and world traveler Palin surveys the ruins of the British Empire and heads outward in the follow-up to Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years (2007). Read full book review >
DIARIES 1969–1979 by Michael Palin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Essential for Python fans, who for once will not know all the punch lines."
Well-liked comic and world traveler Palin (Himalaya, 2005, etc.) turns in affable notes toward a memoir of a whirlwind decade. Read full book review >
HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR by Michael Palin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 1998

"The pairing of gentle satire and dead-on description of raw human pain is a bit disconcerting, but in all, Palin offers a lively, if slight, ride to nowhere in particular. (Author tour)"
The Monty Python veteran's debut novel is a slight but engaging oddity: an affectionate portrait of a shy and disappointed man who's obsessed with Ernest Hemingway. Read full book review >