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Sarah Churchwell

Sarah Churchwell was born in 1970 and raised in Winnetka, near Chicago. After earning her doctorate in English and American Literature from Princeton, she moved to England, where writes for the Times Literary Supplement and the Observer and teaches American Studies at the University of East Anglia.

Her first book from 2004, The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, is “a serious, scholarly work concerned with the limits of biography”.

“We all believe in the Marilyn we choose, make up the Marilyn we require. We desire the Marilyn we want to have, or think we deserve; we identify with the Marilyn we want to be or think we are.”

Her recent works include a biography Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby (2013) and a history book Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream (2018).

Sarah Churchwell lives in London.