BIO Members Explore the Role of Biography in Teaching the Humanities

Four BIO board members helped kick off an affiliation between BIO and the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) on November 10, when they took part in a panel discussion at the CCHA’s … Read More »

Weil Receives BIO’s Editorial Excellence Award

By Dona Munker, TBC New York Correspondent

On November 8, Robert Weil, editor-in-chief and publishing director of Liveright, an imprint of W. W. Norton, received BIO’s fourth annual Editorial Excellence Award. He … Read More »

Deirdre Bair on Writing a Memoir of Beckett, Beauvoir, and Bair

By Dona Munker, TBC New York Correspondent 

Deirdre Bair, who has written six biographies, is currently writing about her experiences while researching and writing Beckett (1978) and Simone de Beauvoir (1990). At Read More »

Biblio Award Winners Honored

Karen Adler Abramson and the staff at the John F. Kennedy Library
Archives received their 2017 Biblio Award last month from BIO’s James
McGrath Morris. From left to right, the honorees are … Read More »

BIO Announces the Robert and Ina Caro Research/Travel Fellowship

In honor of the work of Robert and Ina Caro, Biographers International Organization has set up an annual research and travel fellowship. BIO members with a work in progress can apply to … Read More »

First-time Biographers, Apply Now for the Rowley Prize!

BIO is now accepting applications for the 2018 Hazel Rowley Prize. The aim of this prize is to help a first-time biographer of real promise in four ways: through funding (the $2,000 … Read More »

Robert Weil to Receive BIO Editorial Excellence Award

Robert Weil, editor-in-chief and publishing director of Liveright, an imprint of W. W. Norton, will receive BIO’s fourth annual Editorial Excellence Award on Wednesday, November 8, at the Leon Levy Center Read More »

Why and How Biographers Write: An Interview with James Atlas

James Atlas’s The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s Tale was published to high praise by Pantheon Books on August 22. As Ron Chernow wrote about the book, “Anyone even remotely interested … Read More »