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Plutarch Award 2016

Sullivan wins 2016 Plutarch Award

Rosemary Sullivan won the 2016 Plutarch Award for Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva. Sullivan received her award at the Seventh Annual BIO Conference, held in Richmond, Virginia, on June 3-5.

A review of Stalin’s Daughter (in Dutch) by Hans Renders (Het Parool 14 April, 2016)

Plutarch Award 2016 Nominees Announced

BIO's Plutarch Award Committee has nominated ten books for the 2016 Plutarch Award, the international literary award presented to biography, by biographers. From this list, the committee will choose a group of finalists from which members will vote for the winner. In alphabetical order by title, the nominees are:

  • Sonia Purnell, Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill
  • T.J. Stiles, Custer’s Trial: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
  • Jay Parini, Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal
  • Anne Heller, Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times
  • Emily Bingham, Irrepressible: A Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham
  • Betty Boyd Caroli, Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage
  • Irwin F. Gellman, The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon 1952-1961
  • Cathy Curtis, Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painter
  • Peter Guralnick, Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll
  • Rosemary Sullivan, Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

The Plutarch Award will be presented on Saturday, June 4, at the Seventh Annual BIO Conference in Richmond, Virginia.

BIO Plutarch Award committee members, 2016:

James Atlas
Douglas Brinkley (Chair)
Catherine Clinton
Deirdre David
John Farrell
Carla Kaplan
Eve LaPlante
Hans Renders
Will Swift

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