| Michael Bamberger|| Writer|
| RealWorld evaluation, The Man Who Heard Voices, To the linksland, The Swinger: A Novel, Wonderland|Michael Bamberger Wikipedia
Michael F. Bamberger (born April 15, 1960) is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and the author of multiple books.
Bamberger was born and raised in Patchogue, New York. He attended its public schools (graduating from Patchogue-Medford High School in 1978), wrote for local newspapers and played golf on nearby public courses. He is married and lives in Philadelphia and is the father of two children.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, Bamberger became a reporter for the Vineyard Gazette on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He joined The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1986 and became a senior writer for Sports Illustrated in 1995. Bamberger is the author of five nonfiction books and the co-author of one novel.
Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School (2004), chronicles the senior year of a group of high school students. The rights for the book were bought by Paramount, and MTV and Tollin/Robbins Productions were to produce the film, which had tentatively been named Pennsbury. In 2004, Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins signed with Walt Disney Studios, leaving the status of the project uncertain.
The Man Who Heard Voices: Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale (2006), released the same week as the writer-director-producer's film Lady in the Water, profiles him as he develops it.
The Swinger (2011), a novel he wrote with fellow Sports Illustrated writer Alan Shipnuck, is a satire of the Tiger Woods sex scandal.
He is also the author of three autobiographical books on golf: The Green Road Home (1986), To the Linksland (1992) and This Golfing Life (2005).
Bamberger's play Bart & Fay, about the longtime relationship between Bart Giamatti and Fay Vincent, was performed in 1996 at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre.