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What's new: July 2021

This update features six new biographies of important American writers. It includes mystery writer Charlotte Armstrong; children’s book author Barbara Cooney; social critic and journalist Nat Hentoff; film critic Richard Schickel; conservative writer Charles Krauthammer; and playwright Edward Albee.

Edward Albee

Edward Albee (1928–2016) was one of the most decorated playwrights of the twentieth century. His first Broadway production, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1962) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Tony Award for Best Play. He won three Pulitzer Prizes for plays in three different decades: A Delicate Balance (1967), Seascape (1975), and Three Tall Women (1994).

 

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JULY 22, 2021

What's New: July 2021

This update features six new biographies of important American writers. It includes mystery writer Charlotte Armstrong; children’s book author Barbara Cooney; social critic and journalist Nat Hentoff; film critic Richard Schickel; conservative writer Charles Krauthammer; and playwright Edward Albee.

JUNE 24, 2021

What's New: June 2021

This update features six new biographies, with a focus on innovative figures in the fields of art and design. It includes fashion designers Arnold Scaasi and Norman Norell; Paul McCobb, whose furniture became emblematic of mid-century modern design; award-winning architect Robert Venturi; Vincent Scully, Yale historian of art and architecture; and art collector and philanthropist Helen Clay Frick.

MAY 18, 2021

What's New: May 2021

This update features eight new biographies of important figures in the history of American journalism. It includes influential PBS news anchor and reporter Gwen Ifill; long-time CBS News correspondent Bob Simon; USA Today founder Al Neuharth; Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, journalist for the New Republic who was injured during World War I; Wall Street Journal editors Vermont Royster and Barney Kilgore; Marie Colvin, war reporter for UPI and the Sunday Times; and Jeremiah O’Sullivan, who played a key role in twentieth-century Catholic journalism.