From their latest books about historical figures both well-known and overlooked, to the hidden histories of New York City’s buildings and neighborhoods, to race and the Black experience, these Graduate Center authors have your summer reads covered. Read more
Kai Bird and his book, "The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter"
Kai Bird spoke to author and New York Times journalist Sam Roberts about the biography and his assessment of Carter’s presidency. We share here excerpts from their in-depth conversation. Read more
Professor David S. Reynolds and his new book, "Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times"
Professor David S. Reynolds’ latest book, Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times, reveals a “fresh” portrait of Lincoln that also speaks to our divided times. Read more
Kai Bird, the Executive Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography, announced today the award of four resident fellowships at the Graduate Center. Each fellow receives a $72,000 grant, writing space and full access to research facilities. These fellowships are generously funded by the Leon Levy Foundation. Read more
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May 9, 2017
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York’s Leon Levy Center for Biography today announced the winners of its 2017–2018 resident fellowships, which will support the completion of four diverse biographies covering iconoclasts in the arenas of racial justice, business and government, poetry and historical fiction. Read more
The GC’s Leon Levy Center for Biography announced the recipients of four resident fellowships, supported by the Leon Levy Foundation, for the upcoming academic year. Read more
The Executive Director of the Leon Levy Center talks about an intriguing upcoming event and his plans for the Center. Read more