JEFF BIGGERS

February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Jeff Biggers will read from The Trials of a Scold: The Incredible True Story of Writer Anne Royall, semi-finalist for the 2018 PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography. "Trials of a Scold is a fascinating account of a woman who defied nineteenth-century societal constraints to attain national prominence and power as a muckraking journalist. But there is much more to her life and to her story, and in Jeff Biggers’ capable hands she is fully realized. Trials of a Scold does what only the best biographies do: blend meticulous research into a narrative that reads like a novel." —Ron Rash

Jeff Biggers is an American Book Award-winning journalist, cultural historian and playwright. He is the author of numerous books including Reckoning at Eagle Creek, and and his stories have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and on NPR. He is a regulator contributor to Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post, and Salon. He splits his time between Iowa City and Italy.