One of my favorite trends of the past few years has been the rise of biographical novels about the art world. Dawn Tripp’s Dorry winning O’Keefe novel Georgia is a great example of how the novel form can really open up an artist’s life in a way differently, and maybe more naturally, than straightforward biography. Whitney Scharer’s The Age of Life focuses on Lee Miller, a Vogue model who enthusiastically jumped over to the other side of the camera, working closely with Man Ray and later becoming one of the only accredited female World War II correspondents. The book’s out in paperback this week, and Scharer will discuss the book with author James Scott (The Kept). Advance registration is recommended.
image: unknown photographer, Lee Miller in steel helmet specially designed for using a camera, Normandy, 1944