Register for Dec. 18 Online Event with 2023 Plutarch Award Winner

Jennifer Homans, left, and Amanda Vaill, right.

BIO is pleased to announce the rescheduled date for our online discussion of the 2023 Plutarch Award winner, Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century by Jennifer Homans. The event will take place on Monday, December 18, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern, with author Jennifer Homans.

Amanda Vaill, author of several biographies, including Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, will interview Homans about the way she crafted the book, followed by ample time for questions and discussion. Registration is required. You can register here.

Jennifer Homans is the Dance Critic for The New Yorker. She is the author of Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century (Random House, 2022), which, in addition to the Plutarch Award, has won the Marfield Prize for Arts Writing. Mr. B was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award, and the Kirkus Prize. It was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, and was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2022 by the New York Times.

Amanda Vaill is a former book publisher and a New York Times best-selling and award-winning biographer, journalist, and screenwriter. Her most recent title is Jerome Robbins, By Himself: Selections from His Letters, Journals. Drawings, Photographs, and an Unfinished Memoir, which she selected and wrote the commentary for. She is the author of three biographies, including Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins. Her work for film includes the screenplay for the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning documentary Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About. She is currently at work on Pride and Pleasure,  a dual biography of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (wife of Alexander Hamilton) and her sister Angelica Schuyler Church.