Judith Thurman is a Staff Writer at The New Yorker specializing in culture and fashion; a Contributing Writer to Architectural Digest; and an award-winning biographer of the writers Isak Dinesen and Colette. Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction and served as the basis of Sydney Pollack's Oscar-winning film Out of Africa.Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette won the Salon and Los Angeles Times Book Awards for biography and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Both works have been translated into twelve languages. Thurman also received the Harold Vursell Award for distinguished prose from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Manhattan with her seventeen year-old son, William.

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