Song for My Fathers


Tom Sancton, author and narrator

Tom Sancton graduated from Harvard in 1971 and attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. A former senior editor at TIME, and contributor to Vanity Fair, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, he co-authored the international bestseller, Death of a Princess: An Investigation and wrote the novel, The Armageddon Project.

His exposé of the L'Oreal scandal that rocked Paris, The Bettancourt Affair, was released in 2017 to rave reviews.

A jazz performer in his own right, he has toured internationally,  recorded over a dozen albums, and appeared alongside Woody Allen in Wild Man Blues. In 2007 Sancton was named Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Tulane University, where he continues to teach advanced courses in creative writing.

A look inside the Orson: Tom Sancton, Alice Zeno, and Punch Miller

Key features

80+ Images

9-hour audio book with integrated music

10 short films

27 audio tracks  you can’t find on iTunes


Orson publication date: 2017

File size: 771 MB

Original edition publication date: 2006

Original edition publisher US: Other Press

Editor: Benjamin Morse