“Perhaps the greatest literary biographer of our time.” 
— The Daily Beast

FINALIST, NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

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“Enthralling ... Achingly honest .... A fearless, deeply felt and often frightening book.”
The New York Times Book Review

“[A] vivid, tender book [written with] a novelist's flair. …A sleek, dramatic, authentically lurid story fueled by a candid fraternal rivalry.”
The New York Times


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The Splendid Things We Planned

FINALIST, NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

“The arrival of Blake Bailey’s great, perceptive, heartbreaking Yates biography is a landmark event.”
– The New York Times

“Compulsively readable . . . Indispensable . . . Excellent in itself, it records, with photographic accuracy, where Yates’s obsessively autobiographical fiction originated.”
– New York Times Book Review


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A Tragic Honesty

WINNER, NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER, FRANCIS PARKMAN PRIZE
FINALIST, PULITZER PRIZE
FINALIST, JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE

“A definitive, Dickensian rendering of a complete and complicated life, addictively readable and long overdue.”
The New York Times


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Cheever: A Life

FINALIST, LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD

“Brilliant and gripping ... A great American biography.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Scrupulous and compassionate... a chilling addition to the museum of literary failure, to be mounted somewhere in the long hall between 'The Crack-Up' and 'The Shining.'”
The New York Times Book Review


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Farther & Wilder