Writers Reading | Susan Cheever and Dinah Lenney
Writers Reading—Summer 2021
Cheever’s most recent book Drinking in America, a look at American History through the lens of alcoholism, was long listed for a PEN nonfiction award in 2017. Her biographies include E.E. Cummings: A Poet’s Life, Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography, and American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work. She has published seven other books of nonfiction and five novels.
Lenney is the author of Coffee (Bloomsbury), The Object Parade (Counterpoint), and Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir, selected for the American Lives series by the University of Nebraska Press. She co-wrote Acting for Young Actors (Random House), and co-edited Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction with the late Judith Kitchen (W.W. Norton, 2015).