Steven Pressfield (1943) is an American novelist and author of screenplays, principally of military historical fiction set in classical antiquity. Pressfield typically writes his novels from the point of view of the characters involved. For instance, The Virtues of War is told from the first-person perspective of Alexander. His epic novel Gates of Fire is required reading at the U.S. Military Academy and the Virginia Military Institute, and according to the L.A. Times, “has achieved cult status among Marines.” Pressfield served in the United States Marine Corps in the 1960s, and later graduated from Duke University.
His books ‘The War of Art’ and ‘Do the Work’ are of particular interest to organizational change practitioners because of the unique insights on resistance and the inner battle it represents.