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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.
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Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Queen Marie of Romania, Empress Frederick of Germany and/or Madame Chiang Kai-shek -- because I feel that although I never met any of them, I know them intimately.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, loyalty and generosity

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Thomas Ripley.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

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

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