Peter Sis

Peter Sis studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London before coming to the United States in 1984.

His many distinguished books include Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet Through the Red Box, Madlenka, and The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin. His most recent book, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, was published in 2007.

He now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife and children.

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