Miles Unger is the author of three books on Renaissance Italy: Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces (Simon & Schuster, 2014); Machiavelli: A Biography (Simon & Schuster, 2011); and Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de’ Medici (Simon & Schuster, 2008). His first book, The Watercolors of Winslow Homer, was published by W. W. Norton & Co. in  2001.

His work as a journalist includes covering cultural issues for The Economist magazine and The New York Times. From 1996-2002 he served as the Managing Editor of Art New England. He has written for numerous national and regional publications, including The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and ARTnews. Miles Unger’s extensive knowledge and love of the Italian language and culture was fostered during the five years he lived in Florence. He continues to travel as often as he can to the country. He lives near Boston with his wife, Jody, and two daughters, Emily and Rachel.