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Preeminent Picasso biographer John Richardson was a surprise panelist at a Sotheby's luncheon celebrating National Geographic's new series “Genius: Picasso” starring Antonio Banderas. A night before the lunch, intrepid organizer Peggy Siegal ran into Richardson at a dinner thrown by Mercedes Bass ...
Like so many Tragically Hip fans who caught the band on what turned out to be its final tour, following the announcement that singer, front-man and shaman-poet Gord Downie was battling terminal brain cancer, music journalist Michael Barclay had a moment where the poignancy of the situation ...

You've almost certainly seen the face of Suzanne Valadon, the woman who modeled for Pierre-Auguste Renoir's famous painting Dance at Bougival (1883). But Valadon's life was so much more eventful and fascinating than that one moment in time—as a new biography makes clear. Valadon cut an ...
Only four months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, a new book by royal biographer Katie Nicholl arrives on shelves with Harry and Meghan grinning beatifically from the cover. Nicholl, who has been covering the royal family for the past decade, has already penned ...
Yasser Usman's most recent biography, Sanjay Dutt: The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood's Bad Boy, is basically summed up in its title. It delves into the actor's tumultuous life, spanning everything from losing his mother to cancer even as he spiralled further into his drug addiction, to his women and overt ...
Professor Stephen Hawking is being remembered as a genius, a family man and brave following his death, aged 76. His biographer Kitty Ferguson knew Professor Hawking better than most and says he showed great courage in the way he battled his medical condition for so many years. The physicist was ...

The Claire T. Carney Library Associates will present its 12th annual Authors' Brunch on Sunday, April 22, 12 p.m., in the Woodland Commons at UMass Dartmouth. This year, the authors are biographers Megan Marshall, Susan L. Mizruchi and Leigh Montville. Marshall teaches nonfiction writing and ...
The move to increase Xi Jinping's term as president of China represents an increased crackdown on dissent at the top echelon of power and will curb any chance of a successor, a biographer of the leader has said. Only two lawmakers voted Sunday in the National People's Congress against changing the ...
Beatrix Potter would not have liked Peter Rabbit film - biographer ... her lifetime, the author exercised minute control over the reams of merchandise spun out of her work, which is why Sony Pictures' new film adaptation would have been anathema to the Lake District author, according to her biographer.
FILE -- In this March, 24, 2015 file photo, Maria del Pilar Perdomo, 58, holds up a framed portrait of slain Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Arnulfo Romero, during a procession to mark the 35th anniversary of his assassination in San Salvador, El Salvador. Pope Francis has cleared the way for slain ...
Vidya Balan and veteran star Maushumi Chatterjee honoured journalist turned author Ram Kamal Mukherjee with Power Brand Best Biographer Award for Hema Malini's authorized biography Beyond The Dreamgirl. Published by Harper Collins India, the foreword has been penned by Honorable Prime ...
John A. Farrell, the author of “Richard Nixon: The Life,” has been named the winner of the New-York Historical Society's Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize, awarded annually to the best work in the field of American history or biography. The book, published by Random House, drew headlines for Mr.
Above and left: Graham Greene and Anthony Powell were both better biographers than biographees ... I wouldn't have dreamed of calling him Saul' — even after 11 years on the job); it was the way Atlas as a biographer was determined to smooth everything out, link cause and effect, bring it all down to ...
'Meghan Markle is no golden goose' - Princess Diana biographer says she is irreplaceable ... never be replaced by Meghan Markle, despite the media looking for a new “golden goose” and the newest royal-to-be sharing many similarities with the people's princess, according to biographer Andrew Morton.
Even for a writer living just outside Hollywood, the latest plot twist in a real-life saga he has followed for more than three decades could not have been better imagined. Andrew Morton, the biographer whose 1992 book on Diana, Princess of Wales shook the Royal family to its foundations, was even more ...
Douglas Botting, who has died aged 83, was an explorer, photographer, biographer, film-maker, historian and amateur anthropologist. In 1962 he took part in “The Sunday Telegraph Balloon Safari” with Anthony Smith and Alan Root, flying Jambo, a hydrogen balloon, from Zanzibar across northern ...
In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio claims President Trump has been lying since he was a child, saying "he was named the ladies man at a school that had no women at it ... he has been doing this forever." Source: CNN ...

Lamb is also a biographer, literary agent, Southern Baptist minister, and columnist for The Washington Times. As a longtime professional in the world of literature, he said he now hopes to leverage his experience to benefit Liberty's faculty and students and plans to host free seminars to help aspiring writers ...
KSFR ART Beat Reporter John Shannon spoke with Henry Martin, the Author of the New Biography “Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon” from Schaffner Press. Agnes Martin was a long time New Mexico resident and one of the 20th Century's most revered abstract artists. They discuss her time in New ...
A biographer of Donald Trump says the president's habit of lying can be traced back to his school days. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael D'Antonio, who wrote the 2016 book The Truth About Trump, on Friday told CNN's Anderson Cooper that the president has been fabricating stories since childhood.
You can brunch with the New York Times bestselling sports biographer at UMass-Dartmouth's 12th Annual Authors' Brunch April 22. This year's theme is biographies, and the Claire T. Carney Library Associates have invited some of the best, with Pulitzer Prize winner Megan Marshall, Guggenheim ...
Run under the headline “Why Norman Mailer Still Matters in 2018,” the piece follows a pretty recognizable formula: writer-editor Amy Brady questions biographer J. Michael Lennon, who edited a new Mailer collection, about the New Journalist. But right at the end, after Brady asks about Mailer's treatment of ...
Despite the fact that almost murdering one's wife is not exactly a negligible event in a life, in a new interview with The Village Voice's Amy Brady, Mailer's archivist and biographer J. Michael Lennon — who is also editor of the Library of America volumes — stated that Mailer “was never accused of hurting ...
Appearing on MSNBC, Trump biographer David Cay Johnston — who is also an economist — laughed at the president's proposal to raise steel and aluminum tariffs and reminded viewers that during his real estate developing days Trump always sought out cheap foreign steel. Speaking with AM Joy host ...
In 1971, on a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, with an aspiration to be a writer, and a juvenile poem published in the New Yorker, James Atlas had two teachers. He recalls wandering into the study of the first, Professor John Bayley, “in search of an assignment, or at the very least, human contact”, and he was ...
Otis Library's signature fundraiser, “Evening with an Author,” will take place on April 27 at The Spa at Norwich Inn. This year features John R. Bohrer, author of “The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest after JFK.” By Anna Maria Della Costa ...
Author William Martin learned with the rest of the world that the subject of his biography, “A Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story,” died on Wednesday (Feb. 21) at age 99. An updated version of the 1991 book was scheduled to be published on March 6, months ahead of what would have been ...


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