BIO Returns to Europe for International Conference

On September 20 and 21, 2018, BIO will join the Biography Institute and the Biography Society in hosting the conference Different Lives: Global Perspectives on Biography in Public Cultures and Societies. This… Read More »

BIO Announces Finalists for the 2018 Plutarch Award

BIO’s Plutarch Award Committee has chosen the four books highlighted below as the finalists for this year’s Plutarch Award, the only international literary award for a biography that is chosen by fellow… Read More »

Annual BIO Conference to Be Held in New York in May

Biographers International Organization will convene on the weekend of May 18–20, in Manhattan, for three days of discussion, camaraderie, and exploration. “BIO is especially pleased that this year’s conference will be hosted… Read More »

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 »