Readings and discussion on the process of biography with biographers Sarah Churchwell (Marilyn Monroe) and Adam Feinstein (Pablo Neruda).
SARAH CHURCHWELL studied at Vassar College and Princeton University. She now teaches in the School of English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia and writes for The Times Literary Supplement and The Observer. Her The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe (Granta, 2004) looks at the way existing biographers of the actress have emphasised different aspects of her story.
ADAM FEINSTEIN is the author of Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life (2004), the first comprehensive English language biography of one of greatest poets of the twentieth century. Feinstein is a journalist and broadcaster based in London who specializes in foreign affairs, focusing particularly on Spain and Latin America. He has published a number of short stories, as well as translations of poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca and Mario Benedetti.