Nancy Milford is an American biographer best known for her book about Zelda Fitzgerald, Zelda, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and spent twenty-nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her biography of Edna St. Vincent Millar, Savage Beauty, was also a New York Times bestseller. She graduated from the University of Michigan and holds both an MA and PhD from Columbia University. She has held a Guggenheim Fellowship in Biography, and has served on the boards of the Author's Guild, the Society of American Historians, and the Writers Room, of which she is a founder. She has also received visiting fellowships to Yale and Princeton Universities and been named a President's Fellow at Columbia University. She has taught at the University of Michigan, Princeton University, Brown University, Vassar College, New York University, Bennington College, Briarcliff College, and Bard College. She joined the permanent faculty at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) as a distinguished lecturer. In 2008, she was named executive director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Savage Beauty is the portrait of a passionate, fearless woman who obsessed America even as she tormented herself.
If F. Scott Fitzgerald was the hero of the Jazz Age, Edna St. Vincent Millay, as flamboyant in her love affairs as she was in her art, was... SEE MORE