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The Fourth Annual Leon Levy Biography Lecture with Hilary Spurling

SEP 21, 2011 | 7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016


September 21, 2011: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Free, reservations required


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Hilary Spurling, celebrated author of books on Matisse and Ivy Compton-Burnett, is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the founder of the Royal Literary Society's Writers Fellowship scheme. And as The New York Times wrote of her recently published Burying the Bones: Pearl Buck in China,“Spurling approaches Buck's life the way an art restorer approaches a serious but neglected painting. The resulting portrait ... has an absorbing glow.” She is currently at work on a biography of the beloved British novelist Anthony Powell.