Learn about the author and philosophy behind The Manicheans
Johanna K. Pitcairn has dreamed of becoming a writer since childhood—authoring her first novel at the age of nine, and countless poems, stories, and screenplays by the age of seventeen. Later, rather than pursuing a career as a director and screenwriter, she decided to go to law school, driven by her father’s opinion that “writing does not pay the bills.”
Ten years later, she moved to New York City, which inspired her to go back to the excitement, wonder, and constant change of being a writer. Pitcairn is a huge fan of psychological-thriller novels and movies, and delves into her hopes, fears, friends, enemies, and everything in between in her own writing.
Manicheism is a philosophy that refers to a dualistic system dividing the world between good and evil principles, or regarding matter as intrinsically evil and mind as intrinsically good. Manicheism is also the non-Christian religion based on a supposed primordial conflict between light and darkness. As such, Manicheism encompasses all the elements that influence everything within the universe, and maintain the balance and harmony between negative and positive, feminine and masculine, etc.