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Readings from Nancy Shoenberger and Sam Kashner
Oct 15 2012
7:00 p.m.
Neal Marshall Grand Hall

Nancy Schoenberger co-authored Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century (HarperCollins, 2010), which was excerpted in Vanity Fair and was a New York Times and L.A. Times bestseller. Schoenberger is also the author of three books of poetry, including Long Like a River, which won the New York University Poetry Prize, and the 2001 biography, Dangerous Muse: the Life of Lady Caroline Blackwood (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday). Another co-authored book (with her spouse, Sam Kashner) is Hollywood Kryptonite, The Lady, the Bulldog, and the Death of Superman, a source for the 2007 Focus Features movie, Hollywoodland. She is a professor of English at the College of William and Mary, where she directs the creative writing program.

Sam Kashner is the author of the novel Sinatraland, the memoir When I Was Cool, My Life at the Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and three books of poetry (most recently, Don Quixote in America). Hes the co-author, with Nancy Schoenberger, of Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century, as well as Hollywood Kyrptonite and A Talent for Genius, the Life and Times of Oscar Levant. Kashner is also a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where he writes about film and culture. The couple resides in Virginia and New York, where they also collaborate on screenplays.