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Kai Bird Wins the 2024 BIO Award

Kai Bird has been awarded the 2024 BIO Award, an honor bestowed annually by the Biographers International Organization, to a distinguished colleague who has made significant contributions to the art […]

Celebrate Kai Bird & Oppenheimer with Kitty Kelley and Debby Applegate

Kitty Kelley and Debby Applegate Invite You to Celebrate Kai Bird & Oppenheimer Saturday, March 2, 2024 4-7pm At the Home of Debby Applegate and Bruce Tulgan Hamden, CT 06517 […]

Biography Lab Registration is Open!

On January 20, 2024, join award-winning biographers James McGrath Morris, Janice P. Nimura, and Ray A. Shepard for an online forum on the craft of biography. And don’t miss Kai […]

Podcast #130 – Andrew Meier

This special episode features excerpts from a conversation between award-winning journalist and author Andrew Meier and fellow biographer and BIO member Kai Bird. Meier’s latest book, Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and […]

BIO Presents its 2021 Editorial Excellence Award to Bob Bender of Simon & Schuster

Update: The recording of this event is available here. Bob Bender will receive BIO’s 2021 Editorial Excellence Award, presented annually to an outstanding editor of biography, on Thursday, November 18 […]

BIO Workshop: Living Subjects

On Wednesday, June 24, BIO presents “Living on the Edge: Writing Biography of a Living Subject.”  Kai Bird (author of a forthcoming biography of President Jimmy Carter), David Greenberg (John […]

2018 Conference Goers Take Home Useful Insights from Top Biographers

Below are reports on two of the panels that were offered at the Ninth Annual BIO Conference in May, written with assistance from John Grady. Each article continues on the […]