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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gioia Diliberto  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA 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.

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