Honoring Kitty Kelley

  • March 22, 2023

The famed author receives the 2023 BIO Award!

Honoring Kitty Kelley

We’re excited to announce that Kitty Kelley — who has been an integral part of the Independent since its earliest days — is recipient of the 2023 BIO Award from Biographers International Organization! The honor is given annually “to a distinguished colleague who has made significant contributions to the art and craft of biography.”

Known for her multiple bestselling biographies — including Oprah: A Biography, The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, and His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra — Kelley is a fixture in the DC-area literary community and a longtime member of the Independent’s board of directors.  

“We are thrilled to see Kitty recognized for her impressive body of work,” says the Independent’s president, Jennifer Bort Yacovissi. “Along with being one of the best-known biographers of our time, she is a tireless champion of free speech and of holding the powerful to account.”

To celebrate the honor, BIO is hosting “An Evening with Kitty Kelley” via Zoom on Tuesday, March 28th, at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

[Photo by Philip Bermingham.]     
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