Hannah Pakula

Hannah Pakula is the author of The Last Empress, which was a New York Times notable book, The Last Romantic, which was called by Graham Greene the best biography and one of the three best books of the year, and An Uncommon Woman, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist. She lives in New York City.

Books by this Author

The Last Empress
An Uncommon Woman

Author Revealed

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Starting to write historical biography at the age of forty

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "There's a Small Hotel," "I Get a Kick Out of You," the men's duet from "The Pearl Fishers," any of the songs from Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" or "The Youth's Magic Horn"

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Thomas Ripley.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Love, health, and work I want to do.

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