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March 2015: John Lahr has just been named winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for best biography, and winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award for recognition of “the quality of prose style” for his recent biography of Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. Continue Reading

More press acclaim for John Lahr’s Tennessee Williams biography

Tennessee Wiiliams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh has been picked amongst the best books of the year in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Financial Times, the Kirkus Service and Publishers Weekly Continue Reading

Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh wins audio award

Audio book award-winner Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr | Read by Elizabeth Ashley 26.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014 ‘With her smoky voice and Southern accent, Elizabeth Ashley is the perfect narrator for this “warts and all” biography of one of America’s most treasured literary icons. Ashley is no stranger to the works of Tennessee… Continue Reading

Book award finalist

John Lahr has been nominated as a finalist for the National Book Award 2014, and listed as one of the ‘Best 20 Books of 2014’ by Publishers Weekly, for Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. Continue Reading

Buy the poster

Buy a stunning 17″ x 24″ poster of Paul Davis’s book jacket design for Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. More details… Continue Reading

Lahr talks to Hytner

Listen to John Lahr’s conversation with National Theatre Director Nicholas Hytner about Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. Continue Reading