biographer biographer  /baɪ ˈɑ ɡrə fər/


  • (n) someone who writes an account of a person's life


  1. He was a historical romantic, his biographer Edmund Morris says, and that's about right.
  2. Blake, his biographer, notes that an Everyman's Library edition of the author's best work has just been published.
  3. But biographer Stafos says people are often unintentionally honest about themselves.


  1. Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story Gleams with an Advertorial Slickness

    A good talker can be a mixed blessing for the documentary biographer. Tabloid 's Joyce McKinney, for instance, the beauty queen alleged to have abducted and raped a Mormon missionary in the 1970s, proved hypnotically chatty. Every nutty tangent and girlish inflection, as presented by Errol...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Village Voice

  2. Anne Frank: The Biography

    New material allows German historian and biographer Melissa Müller to offer a deeper, more nuanced view of the world's most famous Holocaust diarist.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. 12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 16

    MONDAY, JUNE 10 Screening: John Richardson: The Art of Picasso at Florence Gould Hall Checkerboard Film Foundation presents a screening of the documentary about the Picasso biographer John Richardson. —Michael H. Miller Read More
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The New York Observer


  1. "I think the reason he is such an important FDR biographer is that he went at him with fewer illusions than anybody before him had," Ward says. "The Lion and the Fox was such an important book. It pointed the way to the notion that Roosevelt...
    on Dec 22, 2007 By: Geoffrey Ward Source: USA Today

  2. "But there is plenty in the movie that is right out of the horse's mouth, too," Sinise says. "Marshall Frady (the biographer Frankenheimer used for his roadmap) spent a lot of time with Wallace and he wrote in-depth about him from an inside...
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: Gary Sinise Source: London Free Press

  3. "He was our greatest land explorer," Jeal said. "And I can say that as I am Livingstone's biographer too. The essential picture of Stanley is wrong. It is sad and ridiculous that this inane comment is known by millions, whereas his work as an...
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Tim Jeal Source: United Press International

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