On May 17-19, join us in New York for the 10th Annual BIO Conference, which will once again be held at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the City University of New York. Registration will open in February 2019; check back here for more details.
Welcome to BIO!
Biographers International Organization has a worldwide membership of biographers. We also welcome those working on documentaries and biographies for young adults or children. Whether you're a writer, editor, or agent, first-timer or veteran, published or unpublished, aspiring or merely looking, BIO is here for you.
BIO’s Mentoring Program
Feeling stuck? Whatever state your biography’s in—vague idea, proposal, well underway—BIO’s experienced biographers can help. For a limited time, we
are offering a one-hour phone or email mentoring session for $60. (The
cost of any additional sessions can be worked out with your mentor.) Email BIO President Cathy Curtis at Cathy [at] biographersinternational.org with a brief statement about the
nature of your project and your goals for the one-hour session, and you will be matched with a mentor who can help you get unstuck.
Featured BIO Members
Hampton Sides‘s On Desperate Ground made several “best of” lists for 2018.
(Photo by Kurt Markus)
Julia Van Haaften made the long list in the Biography category for the PEN America Literary Awards for her Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography.
Each month BIO features a different blog or website maintained by a member, as well as a video highlighting a member’s book or public appearance.