About the Program
In November of 2004 Michael Korda sat down with the late Christopher Hitchens and Francine Prose to discuss biographical writing at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC. All three authors wrote books for the HarperCollins Eminent Lives Series, Mr. Korda on Ulysses S. Grant; Mr. Hitchens on Thomas Jefferson; and Ms. Prose on Caravaggio. 2013 marks BookTV's 15th anniversary, which debuted on September 12, 1998.
Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine. He was the author of numerous books, including Why Orwell Matters and Hitch-22: A Memoir. He died on December 15, 2011.
Francine Prose is the author of numerous books, including Reading Like a Writer and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. She is the former president of the PEN American Center.
Michael Korda is the author of numerous books, including Ike and Journey to a Revolution. He is the former editor-in-chief of the book publisher, Simon and Schuster.