June 22, 2024

Charles Shields Writes Op-Ed and Prepares for Interview

Charles J. Shields, associate director of the Great Lives public lecture series,wrote an op-ed that appeared in a recent edition of The Free Lance-Star. In the op-ed, Shields discusses why the genre of biography is important.

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In late October, the Biography Channel will interview Shields about the subjects of two of his biographies, Harper Lee and Kurt Vonnegut, for a series of three-minute episodes about the lives of famous American novelists.

Shields’ publisher, Henry Holt & Co., recently nominated his upcoming biography, “And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life,” for a Pulitzer Prize.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.