LIVE from NYPL: On Francis Bacon: Annalyn Swan and Mark Stevens with Fintan O'Toole
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning authors discuss their biography of painter Francis Bacon, the first comprehensive survey of his life and work.
Annalyn Swan and Mark Stevens discuss Francis Bacon: Revelations, a biography more than a decade in the making.
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Annalyn Swan suggests:
- Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann — NYPL Catalog ; NYPL Talking and Braille Books ; Bookshare
- The Shadow in the Garden by James Atlas — NYPL Catalog ; Bookshare
Mark Stevens suggests:
- Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester — NYPL Research
- The Quest for Corvo by A.J.A. Symons — NYPL Catalog
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Mark Stevens is the former art critic of New York Magazine. He has been the art critic for The New Republic and Newsweek and has also written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times.
Annalyn Swan is the former arts editor of Newsweek and an award–winning music critic. She teaches biography at the Graduate Center of CUNY as well as at the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English. Stevens and Swan won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for their biography, de Kooning: An American Master. They live in New York.
Fintan O'Toole is an Irish writer. He is a columnist with the Irish Times, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and Leonard L. Milberg visiting lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. He has won the Orwell Prize for Journalism and the European Press Prize. His most recent book is The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland will be published in 2022.
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