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author, journalist, critic...
I'm delighted to have just signed a contract for my next biographical work!
Trysts and Treason: Aaron Burr's Second Act will be published by Lyons Press in 2015.
My most recently published book, Paris Was Ours: 32 Writers Reflect on the City of Light (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011), is a collection of memoirs by writers from all over the world about the transformative effect of living in the French capital.
Contributors include Stacy Schiff, Joe Queenan, and Judith Thurman, as well as such foreign authors as the Iraqi-born Samuel Shimon, Zoé Valdès, a Cuban novelist, and an Iranian-American, Roxane Farmanfarmian. French writers are represented, too, including Julie Lacoste, a homeless Parisian whose plight became a cause célèbre in her hometown. I also wrote one of the essays.
Paris Was Ours has gone through multiple printings and has been on the Indiebound Bestseller List (compiled by independent booksellers across the U.S.).
A Dash of Daring: Carmel Snow and her Life in Fashion, Art, and Letters, my biography of the legendary editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, was published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, in 2005 and later released in paperback and e-book editions. Vogue bought first serial rights to Dash for their must-read September Issue; Harper's Bazaar bought UK rights; and it was named a Notable Book by Waterstone's, the British bookselling chain.
I’m also the author of three illustrated books, all published by Chronicle Books: Weekend Houses (2000), Jean Prouvé: Visionary Humanist, and Eileen Gray: Modern Alchemist (both released in 2002).