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 is your greatest achievement?

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

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The technique to play the piano really well

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Probably one of the women I have written about so I could ask, "Tell me, please, where did I go right and where did I go wrong?"

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

A. Honesty, loyalty and generosity

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