The Biographer’s Craft Newsletter

Biographer's Craft Newsletter

Each month, members of BIO receive an informative newsletter devoted to the art and craft of biography. The Biographer’s Craft features news about the business, interviews and articles with biographers about techniques, notification of books sold to publishers, new biographies coming into stores, research tips, and more.

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— Charles J. Shields, And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life (Henry Holt, 2011)

“Those of us who write biographies have yearned for a publication like that compiled by James McGrath Morris. Now we no longer yearn; instead, we devour his monthly posting.”

— Steve Weinberg, Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller (Norton, 2008)

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— Robin Gerber, Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her (Harper, 2009)

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