A. Scott Berg
A. SCOTT BERG is the author of five bestselling biographies, each the life story of a 20th-century American cultural icon. MAX PERKINS: EDITOR OF GENIUS won the National Book Award and served as the source for the 2016 feature film “Genius”; GOLDWYN: A BIOGRAPHY received a Guggenheim Fellowship; LINDBERGH won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for biography; and WILSON received several history prizes and garnered wide praise for its intimate and authoritative portrayal of America’s 28th president. In 2003, Berg published KATE REMEMBERED, a biographical memoir that recounted his 20 years as a friend and confidant of Katharine Hepburn; it became the #1 New York Times bestseller for most of that summer. He serves on the board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and as a Trustee Emeritus of Princeton University and as a Life Trustee of the Library of America, for which he edited and wrote the introduction and headnotes for the anthology WORLD WAR I AND AMERICA: TOLD BY THE AMERICANS WHO LIVED IT. He is currently writing a biography of Thurgood Marshall.
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