bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər \

Definition of biographer

: a writer of a biography

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The revelation comes courtesy of royal biographer and expert Katie Nicholl, who wrote about the love affair in her 2010 book, William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince William Had a "Passionate Romance" With Arabella Musgrave Before Meeting Kate Middleton, According to a Royal Biographer," 3 Feb. 2019 Lee would later tell biographers, Jordan Raphael and Tom Spurgeon. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Remembering Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics Legend, Dies at 95," 12 Nov. 2018 Swinehart, a historian and biographer, is completing a book about the political dynasty of William Johnson. Kirk Davis Swinehart, WSJ, "‘Claggett’ Review: Newport’s Illustrious Clocks," 16 Nov. 2018 Westinghouse’s many biographers portray him as quiet and essentially selfless. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "In Defense of Elon Musk," 16 Oct. 2018 Historians and biographers have spent much ink celebrating and interrogating the life and influence of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 50 years since his assassination on April 4, 1968. Sarah Begley, Time, "6 Books to Read in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death," 2 Apr. 2018 During the service, Bush was eulogized by his son, George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, presidential biographer Jon Meacham, and former Senator Alan Simpson in a series of powerful, poignant speeches. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "All the Details on George H. W. Bush's Funeral," 6 Dec. 2018 Atlas, who has written acclaimed books about Saul Bellow and Delmore Schwartz, immerses us here in the life of the biographer, and the obsessions that develop thereof. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "Paperback Picks: books by James Atlas, Rachel Joyce and Nadia Murad," 27 Nov. 2018 Reagan biographer and historian Craig Shirley will be here next to tell us why. Fox News, "Woman who knew Kavanaugh in high school speaks out," 14 Sep. 2018

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1702, in the meaning defined above

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bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər \

Kids Definition of biographer

: someone who tells the account of a real person's life

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