Arthur has recorded over 300 audiobooks and directed several dozen more. He grew up in Oregon, where his father was a radio personality and newscaster and his uncle a writer of young adult books. He has a degree from Harvard and was enrolled in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
He has written and ghostwritten scripts, songs, and fiction for major producers and publishers. His work has been produced in theatres and cabarets in New York, Chicago, and Milan, winning various awards. He toured as a singer-songwriter with Il Piccolo Teatro di Milano and was literary manager at Chicago’s Body Politic Theatre.
Arthur taught writing at Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago. He was Associate Editor at N.U. Press and edited Viola Spolin’s Improvisation for the Classroom. In L.A. he was managing editor of Renaissance Books, where he oversaw publication of 40 nonfiction titles per year.
He has published short fiction and contributed to a translation of the 17th century satire, La rettorica delle puttane (Whores' Rhetoric). With the Pechanga band of Luiseno Indians he worked to establish a publishing program.
He has won almost 30 Audiofile earphones awards and has has had six books nominated for Audie awards for both narrating and directing.
Arthur Morey has directed about 50 titles for Brilliance and Penguin Random House. Among these are several earphones award winners and one Audie winner. He recently recorded, The Last Arrow, by pastor Erwin Rafael McManus, Eastman Was Here and Fault Lines in the Constitution.
A full list, with clips of almost 300 titles downloadable can be here.