Adam Begley

Adam Begley is the author of Houdini: The Elusive American (2020); The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera (2017); and Updike (2014). For many years the books editor of The New York Observer, he has been a Guggenheim fellow and a fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, London Review of Books, TLS, and Spectator. He lives with his wife in Cambridgeshire, England.

In September of 2017, Adam spoke at House of SpeakEasy’s Seriously Entertaining show, “One for the Road,” alongside Ann Brashares, Erica Wagner, and Loudon Wainwright III.

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In his own words: “There is a mysterious core at the heart of talent; what makes one person more talented than another?”

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