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 do you regret most?

A. Not starting to write books at an earlier age.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

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

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience and the inability to suffer fools gladly.

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"

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