Course: The Art of Narrative Nonfiction
Edmund Morris (born May 27, 1940 in Nairobi, Kenya) is an American writer, best known for his biographies of United States Presidents. Morris received his early education in Kenya and went to college in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968.
His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award in 1980. After spending several years as President Reagan's authorized biographer, he published the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan in 1999. In 2001, Morris published Theodore Rex , and in 2005, Beethoven: The Universal Composer. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Harper's Magazine. Edmund Morris lives in New York City and Washington, D.C. with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris.