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Susan Chitty: eccentric writer and biographer

Lady Susan Chitty, who died aged 91, was born into trouble and has kept a nodding knowledge at other times in her life. A fine writer and perceptive researcher, she was always stylish even when money was tight, as was usually the case. Trotting daily on horseback through his village, …

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Bad genes, not too much rock’n’roll, killed Elvis Presley, claims biographer | Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, who died 44 years ago this month, was not a drug addict in the typical sense of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, according to a new book, but he was taking drugs to treat a range of congenital conditions . According to Elvis: Destined to die young, the …

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Diana statue event could ‘break the ice’ for princes: Royal biographer – Parents

Anna Malpas (AFP) London, United Kingdom ● Sat 19 Jun 2021 2021-06-19 08:57 217 6281d9f905b49edfeb97b8e9030fdd72 2 Parents Diana,Royal-Family,statue,Princess-Diana,Prince-Harry,Prince-William To free The unveiling of a new statue of Diana, Princess of Wales next month could help thaw the frosty ties between her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, a royal biographer …

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Prince Harry biographer wonders if royals ‘don’t want to be British anymore’

Prince Harry’s biographer has questioned the royal’s connection to Britain after spotting a hidden message in wife Meghan Markle’s book The Bench. Angela Levin, author of Harry: Biography of a Prince, appeared on Sky News on Tuesday and spoke to host Kay Burley about a specific illustration from Meghan’s first …

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Remembering Leonard Cohen: Biographer Sylvie Simmons on the beloved Montreal poet

In 2017, Montreal celebrated Leonard Cohen on the first anniversary of his death with a star-studded tribute concert, major art exhibitions, giant street murals and more. As part of these events, Eleanor Wachtel spoke to Sylvie Simmons on stage at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal about her biography, I …

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Joan Schenkar, biographer of Patricia Highsmith, dies at 78

“Schenkar’s writing is witty, crisp, and light, a tremendous achievement given the immense detail of this biography,” novelist Jeanette Winterson wrote in a review of The New York Times. “Highsmith was a detail junkie. Schenkar’s method of nonlinear organization was a brilliant idea to save itself – and the reader …

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Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey accused of rape

Blake bailey Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images On Tuesday, WW publisher Norton & Company took what the new York Times described as “extraordinary response to allegations against [an] author ”: He has announced that he will permanently remove an out-of-print bestselling biography of author …

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Philip Roth was his own favorite subject. What’s left for a biographer?

After dinner I turned in one of Roth’s old Eames chairs, which Bailey had inherited; the chair’s ottoman was known as “Nicole’s seat”, as in Kidman, a close friend who sat there when she visited Roth. When I asked to see Roth’s papers, Bailey took me to the third floor, …

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Prince Harry’s own biographer bursts into a sweep of the royal family “Unfair and distasteful nonsense!” “| Royal | News

Angela Levin blasted Prince Harry on ITV’s Good Morning Britain for uttering “disagreeable unfair nonsense”. It comes after Harry criticized Prince Charles for appearing to inflict “genetic pain and suffering” before he left for Los Angeles. The royal expert, who wrote a biography of the Duke of Sussex, called the …

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Entangled in the attack on Bob Dylan’s biographer | Bob dylan

May I share Howard Sounes’ disappointment with Clinton Heylin’s new Bob Dylan biography (Report, April 19). Like him, I have been savagely harassed by Heylin, in my case for having written “a pseudo-historical work”, which gives the impression of having followed Donald Trump’s advice. Heylin appears to have been the …

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Agency drops Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey

Blake Bailey, author of a polarizing new biography of writer Philip Roth, was dumped on Sunday by his agency, the Story Factory, following allegations of sexual misconduct made in the comments section of a literary blog – allegations that Bailey denies. The writer’s former agency told The Times in a …

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Prince Philip’s funeral ‘very sad day for Meghan’, says biographer Omid Scobie

Meghan Markle, who is in her third trimester of pregnancy, has been advised by a doctor not to make the long trip to the UK. But the 39-year-old followed the service via a live broadcast Video upload Video unavailable The video will play automatically soon8to cancel Play now Omid Scobie …

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Brando and Mailer biographer Peter Manso dies at age 80

Peter Manso, an enveloping biographer of Marlon Brando and Norman Mailer and journalist whose piercing talks with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward I. Koch returned to haunt them when they ran for governor of California and New York, respectively, died Wednesday at his home in Truro, Mass., on Cape Cod. He …

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How Philip Roth’s biographer captured the writer’s complicated legacy

Editor’s Note: The editor of Philip Roth: The Biography has temporarily suspended shipping and promotion of the book because its author, Blake Bailey, faces allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. Blake Bailey is out of breath, having climbed two flights of stairs trying to grab the phone before the answering …

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Meghan’s biographer claims the palace aide silenced her about Kate’s break-up: “Stay in your corner!” | Royal | News

Meghan Markle: expert on the incident of the flower girl with Kate Middleton Meghan’s revealing interview with close friend and famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey rekindled the ongoing feud between Sussex supporters and Cambridge fans. When ITV aired the “intimate conversation” last month, many pointed to how Kate was …

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Royal biographer slams Martin Bashir for ‘brazen slander’ of Princess Diana

Royal biographer slams Martin Bashir for ‘brazen slander’ of Princess Diana over smear catalog he allegedly shot to land Panorama’s infamous interview Biographer Sally Bedell Smith said she was appalled by Martin Bashir Diana’s claims It has been alleged that Mr Bashir peddled 32 smears to obtain a 1995 interview …

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Biographer Cuomo: ‘Predatory behavior’ has been ‘evident for years’

Journalist and biographer of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), Michael Shnayerson, claimed on Saturday that Cuomo had a history of “predatory behavior” that had been “evident for years.” In a lengthy article published in Vanity Fair on Saturday afternoon, Shnayerson wrote that the most recent allegations of sexual misconduct …

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Who is Angela Levin, Max Clifford biographer?

MAX Clifford was a notorious PR who was convicted of a series of sexual assaults. But who is Max Clifford’s biographer Angela Levin? 2 Angela Levin writes the biography Who is Angela Levin, Max Clifford biographer? Angela Levin is an award-winning journalist, royal biographer, author, host and speaker. She began …

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Adele and Taylor Swift biographer Chas Newkey-Burden reveals stories behind headlines during Bishop’s Stortford College Festival of Literature appearance

Lower Sixth student Madeleine Friedlein reviews biographer Chas Newkey-Burden’s lecture at Bishop’s Stortford College Festival of Literature… Widely published journalist and biographer Chas Newkey-Burden had an interesting conversation with author and broadcaster Bill Borrows. Having now sold over a million copies of his work worldwide, Newkey-Burden explained how predominant his …

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Roger Federer’s biographer refutes Mirka’s interference reports, says Swiss would have played at Australian Open had he been fit

Roger Federer’s biographer and sports journalist Simon Graf has refuted recent claims suggesting that the Swiss legend had withdrawn from the Australian Open at the behest of his wife, Mirka. Tennis Australia’s player liaison officer Andre Sa recently revealed that he had contacted Roger Federer, who had apparently expressed his …

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Literary Titans biographer Scott Donaldson dies at 92

There was value in attempting to write a full portrait of a lifetime, concluded Donaldson, but no biographer could produce a work “so splendid and comprehensive, so valid and insightful, so sensitive to the past, in harmony with the present, and anticipating the future to the point of deserving the …

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Biographer Ian Douglass talks about working with ‘the realest guy in the room’, then one of the smallest guys in wrestling

Not About Wrestling / Ian Douglass Welcome to another episode of “Not About Wrestling”. This week, I’m talking to prolific writer, former broadcast journalist, and renowned “overrated athlete,” Ian Douglass. Douglass is a journalist and co-author of three wrestling biographies. His first book, The Realest Guy in the Room: The …

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‘Billie’: New Doc follows both Holliday and the meticulous biographer who died before revealing his findings (trailer)

Greenwich Entertainment *The first biographer to fully immerse herself in the world of Billie Holiday was a New York journalist and avid fan named Linda Lipnack Kühl. For about eight years in the 1970s, Kuehl interviewed everyone she could find who had a personal association with Holiday — musicians, managers, …

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Prince’s biographer talks about the man behind the legend

In one rolling stone interview published in 1985, Prince told writer Neal Karlen about a pivotal moment in his life: the moment his father kicked him out of the house. From a phone booth, Prince begged his father to take him back: “He still said no. I sat crying in …

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Princess Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton said the portrayal of The Crown was “the most realistic he has ever seen”

Princess Diana’s biographer called Emma Corrin’s performance in The Crown “the most accomplished and realistic portrayal” of the late royal he has seen. English journalist Andrew Morton, 67, who wrote the bestseller Diana: Her True Story in 1992, said the 24-year-old actress demonstrated “star quality” in the role. His claims …

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Trump Biographer: “He’ll Finally Get What He Wanted” | Business | Economic and financial news from a German point of view | DW

American biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D’Antonio spent a lot of time with US President Donald Trump while writing two books about him. His most recent book, “High Crimes: The Corruption, Impunity, and Impeachment of Donald Trump,” a chronicle of the President’s impeachment, was released in October 2020. D’Antonio …

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Seven Questions with Alice George, John Glenn Biographer

Dave ghose | [email protected] Almost three years after starting to research her book, and almost four years after John Glenn’s death, Alice George’s biography of the Senator and the Astronaut will be published next week by the Chicago Review Press. . George, a veteran journalist and historian who previously wrote …

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Musical biographer Peter Guralnick’s new book covers many topics, including himself

Guralnick is excellent on the first listen to Robert Johnson’s album “King of the Delta Blues Singers”. No one had prepared it; he hadn’t read anything about Johnson; there had been no criticism or publicity. Few of us have the more opportunity to experience art so innocently. There were few …

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Who is Brian Masters, biographer of Dennis Nilsen and where is he now?

BRIAN Masters is a successful author and journalist. He wrote Killing For Company: The Case of Dennis Nilsen, a book chronicling the crimes of prolific serial killer Dennis Nilsen. 3 Brian Masters, who wrote a book about the killer Dennis Nilsen Who is Brian Masters? Brian Masters himself said, “I …

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Royal biographer Judy Wade who predicted Prince Charles and Princess Diana split has died aged 81

Royal biographer Judy Wade, who reported on Prince Charles and Diana’s marriage and was a confidante of the late princess, has died aged 81. Judy, of Australian descent, who lived in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, after retiring in 2015, died at Whittington Hospital in London on July 5 from a brief …

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Famous journalist and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli reflects on Michael Jackson’s legacy

© J Randy Taraborrelli J. Randy Taraborrelli is a renowned journalist, celebrity biographer and author of over 20 books, including the 2009 bestseller Michael Jackson – The magic, the madness, the whole story. Knowing Michael since he was a child, Taraborrelli has a unique perspective on the late singer with …

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Sandra Day O’Connor ‘believed in making laws slowly’, says biographer

Personal editor | palm beach post Sandra Day O’Connor, the nation’s first female Supreme Court justice, wasn’t too generous with her praise. In fact, one year his paralegals posted a photocopy of his palm on the wall with a note that read, “If you want a pat on the back, …

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A Papal Biographer Discusses What Pope Francis Asks of the Catholic Church

November 26, 2019 When British journalist and papal biographer Austen Ivereigh, Ph.D., met Pope Francis at the Vatican in June 2018, he braced himself when the pontiff remarked, “I have only one criticism,” regarding the book the writer wrote about him five years earlier. “He said, ‘You’re too nice to …

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Obama biographer comes to WJ Conversations

Former Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendell made history by writing the first biography of President Barack Obama, Obama: From Promise to Power. Mendell, who moved to Oak Park nearly 20 years ago, will meet Chicago Public Square’s Charlie Meyerson on Nov. 20 for Wednesday Newspaper Conversations at the Dominican University …

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Music biographer of Jerry Lee Lewis and Dean Martin dies at 69 – The Hollywood Reporter

Nick Tosches, a pioneering music journalist and author of classic biographies of Jerry Lee Lewis and Dean Martin, died in New York on Sunday. He was 69 years old. Tosches’ cause of death had not been determined at press time, but he had been ill, according to a report in …

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