May 1, 2014 – David Margolick – contributing editor at Vanity Fair – talks with Jay Ackroyd about "Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns."
“A revealing biography of the brilliant, arrogant author of The Gallery (1947), a celebrated World War II novel...a wonderfully crafter (sic) portrait of a tormented homosexual writer.” - Kirkus Review
One of series of conversations on family life, gay rIghts, WWII & U.S. history.
A long-time contributing editor at Vanity Fair, for fifteen years prior to joining Vanity Fair, David Margolick was a legal affairs reporter at The New York Times. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Stanford Law School and is the author, most recently, of Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns, which was praised in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the New York Review of Books. His other books include Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock, a study of the principal figures in the iconic photograph from the 1957 school desegregation crisis; Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink; and Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song.
Margolick is currently completing a book on Sid Caesar and his famous television program, Your Show of Shows for the “Jewish Encounters” series published by Schocken/Random House, and will soon begin a portrait of Jonas Salk for the “Jewish Lives” series published by Yale University Press. He has also written for Kindle Singles and been an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. He lives in New York.
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