Tagged Biography & Autobiography

Gregory Pardlo | Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America with Kevin Young | Brown: Poems

“Intensely personal … funny and poignant” ( New York Times) , Gregory Pardlo’s poetry collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. An out-of-nowhere coup for the relatively unknown Columbia University MFA…

Leslie Jamison | The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

Leslie Jamison is the author of the bestselling essay collection The Empathy Exams , a personal and probing look at pain and how we understand others’ suffering, praised for “its ethical generosity, the palpable sense of…

Mitch Landrieu | In the Shadows of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made waves in 2017 with a “stunningly eloquent” speech about race in America (CNN) in which he explained his decision to remove four Confederate statues from his city, arguing that…

Alon Shaya | Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel

In conversation with Donna Barnett Alon Shaya’s innovative New Orleans eateries have garnered the Israeli-born, Philadelphia-raised chef and restauranteur two James Beard Awards and praise from some of the world’s most…

Ian Buruma | A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir

“One of those rare historian-humanists who bridge East and West” ( Wall Street Journal ), Ian Buruma is the author of  The Missionary and the Libertine; Murder in Amsterdam ;  Year Zero: A History of 1945 ;…

Alon Shaya | Event Moved to March 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Alon Shaya's event has moved to March 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins | Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins is one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, “the most significant posse in hip-hop” ( Rolling Stone ). He and fellow members RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface…

Sarah McBride | Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

Sarah McBride made history in 2016 as the first openly transgender American to address a major party convention. Also one of the first transgender people to work at the White House, she helped influence the Obama administration’s…

Brittney Cooper | Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

In conversation with Melanye Price , associate professor of Africana Studies, Rutgers University and author of Dreaming Blackness: Black Nationalism and African-American Public Opinion and The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the…

Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali | The Monk of Mokha

Couples ticket (two tickets, one book) Dave Eggers is the author of What Is the What, The Circle , the National Book Award-nominated A Hologram for the King , and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius , a Pulitzer Prize-nominated…

Famous Asian Americans

Biographies and collective biographies on Asian Americans.

LGBTQ - Biographies and Autobiographies

Biographies and Autobiographies of important and influential members of LGBTQ community.

Biography in Context

Comprehensive online biographical reference database in the areas of literature,science,multicultural studies,business,entertainment,politics,sports,government,history,arts and newsmakers from around the world and throughout history.

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