Michael Bradley is the nom de plume for Michael Anderson de Sackville, American by birth; Canadian citizen since the mid 1960s.
The famed researcher, author, amateur historian and anthropologist was born in Talladega , Alabama in 1944. He was educated at Agincourt Collegiate in 1963 and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia from 1964-1967; He became a Canadian citizen on Dec. 1, 1965 .
Nominated for the Nobel Prize (Biology) by Nobel Laureate, Konrad Lorenz in 1979; Bradley refused special Doctoral degree program offered by Dalhousie University . Throughout the 1980s, he served as a lecturer at various institutions of higher learning, including: the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, Vanderbilt University, York University, Yale School of Divinity, and Kennedy-King College. ( Chicago ).
Bradley is a winner of the DeMille Writing Award (poetry) and Dennis Writing Award (prose) (both Dalhousie University ). He was elevated to the rank of Knight of Malta in 1989 for activities in carrying medical supplies to remote villages in Central America in 1983 while conscripted to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in the design and manufacturing of five and ten metre boats for impoverished Caribbean fishermen.
Michael Bradley is the author of literally dozens of critically acclaimed books, including prior bestselling novels Imprint and The Mantouche Factor . A recognized expert on the Holy Grail, Bradley served as researcher for The Da Vinci Code movie and wrote the non-fiction trilogy on the Grail that concluded with the recently released Swords at Sunset (Manor House Publishing).
Prior non-fiction works include: The Cronos Complex, The Iceman Inheritance , Chosen People from the Caucasus, The Black African Discovery of America, Holy Grail Across the Atlantic, and Grail Knights of North America .
Michael Bradley resides in Toronto with his wife, writer Joëlle Lauriol. The Magdalene Mandala is his third novel and 24th book.