Deirdre BairApr 20, 2020
Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me
A Conversation with Deirdre Bair
New Books Network 2020
This episode pays tribute to longtime fellow Deirdre Bair, who passed away on April 18, 2020. The author of six biographies and two memoirs, Bair received the National Book Award for her 1978 biography of Samuel Beckett. At a January 2020 NYIH luncheon, she discussed her final book, Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir, and looked back at her celebrated career.