Welcome back, Bookclubbers! Kate’s Book Club took a little hiatus, but I have returned with a full line up of awesome Kate authors. If you have suggestions for Kate authors we have to feature, feel free to contact me. Help us keep the Kate community growing.
In this fourth week of November 2013, I hereby call to order the 25th meeting of Kate’s Book Club. Every meeting, we shall be reading a tome either (a) penned by an author named Kate or (b) that includes a character named Kate. If you missed our last meeting, feel free to get caught up.
Club members, this week meet Kate Buford.
Kate Buford’s Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe (Knopf 2010) was an Editors’ Choice of The New York Times and won awards from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the Professional Football Research Association (PFRA). The paperback was published in 2012 by the University of Nebraska Press. Burt Lancaster: An American Life, her biography of Burt Lancaster (Knopf/Da Capo/UK hardcover and paperback: Aurum) was named one of the best books of 2000 by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and others.
She has written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, History Now, and Film Comment, among other publications, and has been a commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition, APM’s Marketplace, and on Virginia’s NPR affiliate, WMRA. A member of PEN, the NYU Biographers Seminar, and Biographers International Organization (BIO), she lives in Lexington, Virginia.
Knopf recently released an ebook edition of the Burt Lancaster biography this fall in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth in November 2, 1913 (and maybe as a birthday present for Kate [November 3]—let’s wish Kate a Happy Belated Birthday!).
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