American writer and journalist, was born in Chicago and educated at the University of California. He lived in England for some 30 years. Zone of the Interior (US 1976, UK 2005) is set in the 1960s England of R. D. Laing, Kingsley Hall, and LSD. Weekend in Dinlock (1960) is a fictionalized exploration of life in a mining community in South Yorkshire, to which the American narrator is introduced by a young miner who is also an artist. Going Away (1963) is a first‐person ‘road’ novel: here the narrator leaves Hollywood and drives across the USA in search of his lost idealism, embarking in the last pages for Europe. Sigal now lives and writes in California.