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About the Author
DEIRDRE BAIR received the National Book Award for Samuel Beckett: A Biography, and her memoir, Parisian Lives, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her biographies of Simone de Beauvoir and Carl Jung were finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Simone de Beauvoir biography was chosen by The New York Times as a Best Book of the Year. Her biographies of Anaïs Nin and Saul Steinberg were both New York Times Notable Books. Prior to Parisian Lives, her most recent book was Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend.