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									Elizabeth FrankElizabeth Frank
Elizabeth Frank -- winner of the the Pulitzer Prize for her 1986 biography of poet Louise Bogan -- grew up in McCarthy-era Hollywood; and mines the memories of that peculiar historical moment in her debut novel, Cheat and Charmer.

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Fact File

Elizabeth Frank
Current Home:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
B.A., The University of California, Berkeley, 1967; M.A., 1969; Ph.D. 1973
Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Louise Bogan: A Portrait, 1986

Frank's Dishy Debut

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								Cheat and Charmer, Author: 
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Cheat and Charmer
by Elizabeth Frank
Twenty-five years in the writing, Frank's debut has already been compared to The Sun Also Rises. A novel about marriage, sisterhood, art, politics, and betrayal set in Hollywood, New York, Paris, and London during the 1950s, Cheat and Charmer "captures the lives of artists and the elite world of Hollywood royalty with authenticity, brilliance, and heart," comments actress Mia Farrow.

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								Jackson Pollock, Author: 
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*  Jackson Pollock (1983)
*  Louise Bogan: A Portrait (1985)
*  Esteban Vicente (1995)
*  Cheat and Charmer (2004)

Advice for the Aspiring

"My Louise Bogan biography took 11 years. Cheat and Charmer took 25. I guess I’m the proverbial tortoise," Frank reveals in our exclusive interview. "Once, when I was very discouraged with the novel and thought it would never be finished, the late novelist William Maxwell wrote me a one-line letter: 'Dear Elizabeth,' he said. 'Remember: novels grow in the dark.' That was the greatest piece of encouragement I have ever received."

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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								Louise Bogan: A Portrait, Author: 
								Elizabeth Frank.

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Louise Bogan: A Portrait
by Elizabeth Frank
Frank won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for this in-depth look at enigmatic poet Louise Bogan. In our interview, Frank revealed that the bio took her 11 years of research and reflection to complete.

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								Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran, Author: 
								Roya Hakakian.

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Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran
by Roya Hakakian
We asked Frank to tell us about some of her favorite books. She mentioned Roya Hakakian's stirring memoir Journey from the Land of No as a recent favorite; read our interview to learn about more of her selections, including:

*Anna Karenina  by Leo Tolstoy
*Dead Souls  by Nikolai Gogol
*The Great Gatsby  by F. Scott Fitzgerald
*The Blue Estuaries: Poems 1923-1968  by Louise Bogan
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