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Biographers are authors who write an account of another person's life, while autobiographers are authors who write their own biography. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

Contents

1 Biographers

1.1 A–G 1.2 H–M 1.3 N–Z

2 Autobiographers 3 See also

Biographers[edit] A–G[edit]

Alfred Ainger
Alfred Ainger
(1837–1904) – Charles Lamb Ellis Amburn (born 1933) – Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Jack Kerouac, Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
and Janis Joplin Rosemary Ashton (born 1947) – George Eliot Deborah Baker – Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
and Laura Riding Mark Allen Baker – Battling Nelson
Battling Nelson
and Abe Attell James Boswell
James Boswell
(1740–1795) – Samuel Johnson Paula Broadwell
Paula Broadwell
(born 1972) – David Petraeus Max Brod
Max Brod
(1884–1968) – Franz Kafka Leslie Brody
Leslie Brody
(born 1952) – Jessica Mitford Vincent Brome (1910–2004) – various writers Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
Samuel Egerton Brydges
(1762–1837) – English writers Andrea Cagan Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle
(1795–1881) – John Sterling and Frederick the Great Robert A. Caro
Robert A. Caro
(born 1935) – Robert Moses
Robert Moses
and Lyndon Johnson Alberthiene Endah – Chrisye, Krisdayanti
Krisdayanti
and Raam Punjabi Humphrey Carpenter
Humphrey Carpenter
(1946–2005) – J. R. R. Tolkien, W. H. Auden, Ezra Pound, Evelyn Waugh, Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten
Robert Runcie and Spike Milligan Virginia Spencer Carr
Virginia Spencer Carr
(born 1929) – Carson McCullers, Paul Bowles and John Dos Passos Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Nirad C. Chaudhuri
(1897–1999) – Clive of India
Clive of India
and Max Müller Ron Chernow (born 1949) Na Chokkan (born 1977) – India; Sachin Tendulkar, Dhirubhai Ambani, Charlie Chaplin, Rahul Dravid, Azim Premji, Lakshmi Mittal, Walt Disney
Walt Disney
and various others in Tamil Vincent Cronin
Vincent Cronin
(born 1924) – Napoleon, Louis XVI
Louis XVI
and Marie Antoinette and Catherine the Great Michael Daly – Father Mychal Judge Douglas Day
Douglas Day
(1932–2004) – Malcolm Lowry Thomas DiLorenzo
Thomas DiLorenzo
(born 1954) – Abraham Lincoln Damon DiMarco – Roy Simmons, Tower Stories and Heart of War Richard Ellmann (1918–1987) – James Joyce, Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
and William Butler Yeats Ivar Eskeland (1927–2005) – decorated with the Order of the Falcon and winner of the Bastian Prize for his biographies of Gisle Straume and Snorri Sturluson Wayne Federman
Wayne Federman
(born 1959) – Pete Maravich Kitty Ferguson (born 1941) – Stephen Hawking William Fitzstephen (died 1190) – Thomas a Becket L. G. (Pat) Flannery (1894–1964) – Wyoming pioneer John Hunton (1839–1928) and his diaries Amanda Foreman (born 1968) – Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire Antonia Fraser
Antonia Fraser
(born 1932) – Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
and Oliver Cromwell Russell Freedman (born 1929) – Abraham Lincoln Douglas S. Freeman
Douglas S. Freeman
(1886–1953) – Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
and George Washington Leonie Frieda (born 1956) – Catherine de' Medici Jean Overton Fuller (1915–2009) – Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Algernon Charles Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne
and Sir Francis Bacon Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell
(1810–1865) – Charlotte Brontë Peter Gay
Peter Gay
(born 1923) – Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
and Mozart Gary Giddins
Gary Giddins
(born 1948) – Bing Crosby, Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
and Louis Armstrong Martin Gilbert
Martin Gilbert
England – Winston Churchill Josef Greiner (circa 1886–1947) – Adolf Hitler Adrian Greenwood
Adrian Greenwood
(born 1973) – Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde Peter Guralnick (born 1943) – music industry writer

H–M[edit]

Seppo Heikinheimo
Seppo Heikinheimo
(1938–1997) – Aarre Merikanto, Oskar Merikanto, Martti Talvela Charles Higham – Errol Flynn, Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes
and Katharine Hepburn Thomas Jefferson Hogg
Thomas Jefferson Hogg
(1792–1862) – Percy Bysshe Shelley Richard Holmes (born 1945) – Mary Shelley, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder Michael Holroyd (born 1935) Imogen Holst
Imogen Holst
(1907–1984) – Gustav Holst Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson
(born 1952) – Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, and Henry Kissinger Edward Jablonski(1922–2004) – George Gershwin
George Gershwin
and Irving Berlin Elizabeth Jenkins (1905–2010) – Jane Austen, Henry Fielding, Lady Caroline Lamb
Lady Caroline Lamb
Joseph Lister and Elizabeth I Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson
(1709–1784) – Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets Ernest Jones
Ernest Jones
(1879–1958) – Sigmund Freud Kathleen Jones – Katherine Mansfield Landon Jones – William Clark Kitty Kelley
Kitty Kelley
(born 1942) – Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
and Nancy Reagan Marvin Kitman (born 1929) – George Washington
George Washington
and Bill O'Reilly Edward Klein – Hillary Clinton Robert Lacey – Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Grace, Henry VIII, Henry Ford
Henry Ford
and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex Hermione Lee – Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf Sidney Lee
Sidney Lee
(1856–1926) – Dictionary of National Biography, William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
and Queen Victoria J. Michael Lennon – Norman Mailer Santeri Levas
Santeri Levas
(1899–1987) – Clara & Robert Schumann, Jean Sibelius Barbara Levick (born 1932) – English; specialising in Roman emperors Gail Levin (born 1948) – Edward Hopper, Judy Chicago
Judy Chicago
and Lee Krasner Roger Lewis (born 1960) – Anthony Burgess Kenneth S. Lynn (1923–2001) – Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin and Ernest Hemingway Brenda Maddox – Elizabeth Taylor, D. H. Lawrence, Nora Joyce, W. B. Yeats and Rosalind Franklin Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
(1923–2007) – Marilyn Monroe, Lee Harvey Oswald and Gary Gilmore Koryun
Koryun
(5th century) – Mesrop Mashtots William Manchester (1922–2004) – Winston Churchill, Douglas MacArthur and John F. Kennedy Cristina Marcano – Hugo Chávez Bruce Marshall
Bruce Marshall
(1899–1987) – Wing Commander F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas John Matteson (born 1961) – Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Fuller André Maurois
André Maurois
(1885–1967) – Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Benjamin Disraeli, Victor Hugo, Balzac
Balzac
and Sir Alexander Fleming David McCullough – Harry Truman, John Adams
John Adams
and Theodore Roosevelt Grazyna Miller (born 1957) Merle Miller (1919–1986) – Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
and Lyndon B. Johnson James McGrath Morris
James McGrath Morris
(born 1954)  – Joseph Pulitzer, Charles Chapin, Ethel Payne, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos Miyoshi Kiyotsura
Miyoshi Kiyotsura
(847–918) – Japanese scholar-statesman Ibn al-Qaisarani (1056–1113) – medieval Arab biographer of previous medieval biographers Simon Sebag-Montefiore
Simon Sebag-Montefiore
(born 1965) – Grigory Potyomkin
Grigory Potyomkin
and Joseph Stalin Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore
(1779–1852) – Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Lord Byron and Lord Edward Fitzgerald Jeffrey Morgan – Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
and The Stooges Ted Morgan (born 1932) – William Burroughs, Somerset Maugham and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Andrew Morton (born 1953) – Princess Diana, Monica Lewinsky and Tom Cruise

N–Z[edit]

Ira Nadel (born 1943) – Canada; Leon Uris, David Mamet, Tom Stoppard and Leonard Cohen Alanna Nash (born 1950) – United States Nakane Kōtei(1839–1913) – Japanese writer Philip Nel (born 1969) – United States; Crockett Johnson
Crockett Johnson
and Ruth Krauss Cornelius Nepos
Cornelius Nepos
(100–24 BC) – ancient Rome Iris Origo
Iris Origo
(1902–1988) – England and Italy James Parton
James Parton
(1822–1891) – Horace Greeley, Aaron Burr, Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and Voltaire Hesketh Pearson (1887–1964) F. David Peat (born 1928) – David Bohm Plutarch
Plutarch
(46–127) – ancient Greece H. F. M. Prescott (1896–1972) – Mary I of England ("Bloody Mary") Arnold Rampersad (born 1941) – Langston Hughes Piers Paul Read (born 1941) – Alec Guinness W. Andrew Robinson
W. Andrew Robinson
(born 1957) – Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
and Rabindranath Tagore Romain Rolland
Romain Rolland
(1866–1944) – Beethoven, Michelangelo, Leo Tolstoy and Gandhi Henry Salt (1851–1939) – English authority on Shelley, Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies
and Henry David Thoreau Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
(1878–1967) – Abraham Lincoln Anton Schindler (1795–1864) – Ludwig van Beethoven Anne Sebba – Wallis Simpson Lee Server – Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
and Ava Gardner Kirit Shelat (born 1946) – India Dawn Langley Simmons (1937–2000) – Princess Margaret, Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
and Jacqueline Kennedy Roy S. Simmonds (1925–2000) – John Steinbeck, William March and Edward O'Brien Jean Edward Smith (born 1932) – Ulysses S. Grant, John Marshall and Lucius D. Clay Leslie Stephen
Leslie Stephen
(1832–1904) – Dictionary of National Biography, Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift
George Eliot and Thomas Hobbes Irving Stone (1903–1989) Lytton Strachey
Lytton Strachey
(1880–1932) – eminent Victorians Marshall Terrill
Marshall Terrill
(born 1963) – many biographies, including Steve McQueen, David Thompson and Pete Maravich Nick Tosches (born 1949) – Jerry Lee Lewis, Dean Martin
Dean Martin
and Sonny Liston Meriol Trevor (1919–2000) – John Henry Newman, Philip Neri, Pope John XXIII, Thomas Arnold
Thomas Arnold
and James II of England Henri Troyat (1911–2007) – Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Gogol, Catherine the Great, Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Anton Chekhov, Ivan Turgenev, Maxim Gorky
Maxim Gorky
and Rasputin Jenny Uglow – Elizabeth Gaskell, William Hogarth, Thomas Bewick and the Lunar Society Ginger Wadsworth (born 1945) – Julia Morgan, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Laura Ingalls Wilder, John Burroughs, Susan Butcher, Benjamin Banneker, Annie Oakley, The Wright Brothers, Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez
and Juliette Gordon Low Alison Weir (born 1937) – Elizabeth I of England, Eleanor of Aquitane, Mary, Queen of Scots Theodore White (1915–1986) – Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
and Richard Nixon A. N. Wilson (born 1950) – Sir Walter Scott, John Milton, Hilaire Belloc, Leo Tolstoy, C. S. Lewis, Jesus
Jesus
Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch
and John Betjeman Molly Worthen (born 1981) – United States; Charles Hill, American diplomat and Yale
Yale
professor Marguerite Young
Marguerite Young
(1908–1995) – Eugene V. Debs

Autobiographers[edit] See also: List of autobiographies

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams
(1838–1918) – The Education of Henry Adams Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(born 1969) – Somalia; Infidel (book) Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Nirad C. Chaudhuri
(1897–1999) – The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian Henry Cockburn (1779–1854) – Scottish; Memorials of His Time Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
(circa 1817–February 20, 1895) – American; A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), "The Heroic Slave" in Autographs for Freedom (1853), My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881, revised 1892) Jens Jacob Eschels
Jens Jacob Eschels
(1757–1842) – first seafarer's autobiography in German Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
(1706–1790) – American; The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi
(1869–1948) – Indian; The Story of My Experiments with Truth Lee Iacocca
Lee Iacocca
(born 1924) – United States; Iacocca: An Autobiography Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
(born 1918) – South Africa; Long Walk to Freedom Frank McCourt (1930–2009) – United States;Angela's Ashes (Pulitzer Prize) Ronald Skirth
Ronald Skirth
(1897–1977) – United Kingdom; The Reluctant Tommy

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