BIO is pleased to host a discussion of the 2022 Plutarch Award-winning Burning Man: The Trials of D.H. Lawrence by Frances Wilson (FSG), on Saturday, September 17, from 2-3pm Eastern. Burning Man was hailed by critics for its ambitious depiction of Lawrence’s life between 1915 and 1925, drawing on lesser-known sources to present the English author in all his contradictions, giving him what one reviewer called “the biography he deserves.”
Frances Wilson is a London-based biographer and critic whose books include 'The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth' (Winner of The British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize), 'How To Survive the Titanic; Or, the Sinking of J Bruce Ismay' (winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography), 'Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey' (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the LA Times Book Prize and the 2016 Plutarch Award), and 'Burning Man' (finalist for the Duff Cooper Prize, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize). She was Jean Strouse Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B Cullman Center in 2018 and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
2022 Plutarch Award committee chair Nigel Hamilton will interview Wilson. Hamilton has published 25 works of biography, history and memoir, as well as made documentary films. 'The Brothers Mann,' his first biography, was published in three languages. 'Monty,' his trilogy on WWII general Bernard Montgomery, won the Whitbread Award, and the Templer Medal. His 'JFK: Reckless Youth' became a New York Times bestseller and was made into a four-part ABC television mini-series. 'The Mantle of Command,' the first volume of his wartime life of FDR, was longlisted for the National Book Award; the last, 'War and Peace,' was published in 2019. He is currently completing 'Lincoln versus Davis: The Struggle Between Two Presidents.'
'Burning Man' is readily available, including in paperback. Please try to read it before this public event, which will be recorded for later viewing.