Gioia Diliberto

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General Information

Name: Gioia Diliberto

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1950 in Washington, DC



Illinois Connection

Gioia Diliberto moved to Chicago in the 90's.

Biographical and Professional Information

Diliberto is the author of five books – two historical novels and three non-fiction. She specializes in writing about women’s lives and has been a contributor to many publications, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Town & Country, and Vanity Fair.

Her book, I am Madame X, tells the story of Virginie Gatreau, the subject of John Singer Sargent's famous painting. Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway’s First Wife is a new and updated edition of Hadley, the beautifully crafted, rigorously researched, and absolutely heartbreaking biography she published in 1992. Diliberto was inspired to research and write her book, Hadley, about Hemingway's first wife Hadley Richardson while reading Hemingway's book, A Moveable Feast on her honeymoon in Paris.

Published Works

  • Hadley, Houghton Mifflin, 1992
  • Debutante, The Story of Brenda Frazier, Alfred Knopf, 1987
  • A Useful Woman, The Early Life of Jane Addams, Simon & Schuster, 1999
  • I am Madam X, Scribner, 2003
  • The Collection, Scribner, 2007
  • Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife, Harper, 2011 (the new and updated version of her 1992 biography, Hadley)

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

A Useful Woman : The Early Life of Jane Addams

ISBN: 0684853655
Release Date: 1999-07-07

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

Agent -

The Chelsea Forum

377 Rector Place Suite 12- I

New York, New York 10280

External Links

Gioia Diliberto on WorldCat

Gioia Diliberto on Amazon


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