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  • James Kaplan on Sinatra: The Chairman

    DEC 2, 2015: 6:30 PM

    Gary Giddins interviews James Kaplan on his new biography Sinatra: The Chairman, the sequel to his 2010 bestseller Frank: The Voice. Sinatra needs no introduction; after Kaplan’s remarkable work, he won’t need another biography either, for a good long time. Read more

  • Zachary Leader and Phyllis Rose in Conversation with Gary Giddins

    NOV 2, 2015: 6:30 PM

    Giddins interviews Zachary Leader, biographer of Kingsley Amis and Saul Bellow, and editor of On Life-Writing; and Phyllis Rose, author of Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages and the literary memoir The Shelf: From LEQ-LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading. Read more

  • Biographies by Fellows: Newkirk on Ota Benga, Roberts on John Conway

    OCT 19, 2015: 6:30 PM

    Celebrate two books by former fellows of the Leon Levy Center for Biography: Pamela Newkirk's "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga" (Amistad); and Siobhan Roberts's "Genius: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway." Read more