“Burke’s expert
and enthralling true saga illuminates key intimate and historical aspects of the lives of four extraordinarily creative, intrepid,and influential artists to profound effect.”

Booklist Online

“…a fascinating subject, and Ms. Burke does it complete justice…That all four had unusual ideas about sexuality and honesty, as well as about creativity and art, makes for a compelling story…”

Wall Street Journal

“…deeply researched
and richly imagined…
Burke, reflecting her deep insight into these vastly creative artists, makes ingenious connections in their correspondence
and art that powerfully demonstrate that, even while plagued by tensions and rivalries, they elevated one another’s work.”

National Book Review

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PEN America
Literary Gala

Carolyn will be a Literary Host at this black-tie gala held at the NY Museum of Natural History. Event honors Anita Hill, recipient PEN 2019 Courage Award

May 21, 2019


National Public Radio
WAMC The Roundtable

Nationally recognized eclectic program hosts discussion with host Joe Donahue and Carolyn

May 10, 2019

The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco
A conversation with
Carolyn and Knopf author Julia Flynn Siler

April 10, 2019


New York Times Editors' Choice
9 New Books We Recommend This Week
April 4, 2019





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536 West 112th Street, NYC

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