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TITLE: Meryle Secrest: Book Fest 07
SPEAKER: Meryle Secrest
EVENT DATE: 2007/09/29
RUNNING TIME: 31 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Meryle Secrest in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Speaker Biography: Meryle Secrest is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated biographer of major artists and art collectors such as Romaine Brooks, Bernard Berenson, Kenneth Clark, Salvador Dal??, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Duveen. She has also written biographies of leading figures in American Broadway theater, including Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rodgers, and Stephen Sondheim. Her latest book is "Shoot the Widow: Adventures of a Biographer in Search of Her Subjec"t (Random House, 2007). A recipient of the 2006 National Humanities Medal, she lives in Washington, D.C.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2007