John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: June 16

Ten award-winning biographies or autobiographies:

  1. Warren Cariou, Lake of the Prairies: A Story of Belonging (Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, 2002)
  2. Jacqueline Kent, A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis, a Literary Life (National Biography Award, 2002)
  3. Peter Ackroyd, T. S. Eliot (W. H. Heinemann Award, 1984)
  4. Paul Hoffman, The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (Aventis Prize, 1999)
  5. Allan Nevins, Hamilton Fish (Pulitzer Prize, 1937)
  6. Andrew Motion, Philip Larkin: A Writer’s Life (Whitbread Biography Award, 1993)
  7. Russell Freedman, Lincoln: A Photobiography (Newbery Medal, 1988)
  8. Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright, David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism (Turner-Bergera Best Biography Award, 2005)
  9. Donald Worster, A River Running West: The Life and Times of John Wesley Powell (Evans Biography Award, 2000)
  10. Joseph P. Lash, Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers (National Book Award, 1972)

In case anyone was wondering, Lake of the Prairies is an autobiography, and The Man Who Loved Only Numbers is a biography of the mathematician Paul Erdos.

Incidentally, I've only read one of these. Guess I'm not much of a biographiliac.

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