biographer

noun
bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce biographer (audio) \

Definition of biographer

: a writer of a biography

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Mark Evanier, Jack Kirby’s biographer, has attended every Comic-Con and moderated hundreds of panels at the annual show. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, "50 years of San Diego Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations (See latest photos)," 18 July 2019 Kenner travels constantly and obviously relishes giving talks, contributing to widely different magazines such as Art & Antiques and Byte, speaking to NPR, and taking potshots at his archenemy, Joyce biographer Richard Ellmann. Michael Dirda, National Review, "The Exhilarating Letters of Guy Davenport and Hugh Kenner," 25 July 2019 Walker’s great-great-granddaughter and biographer A’Lelia Bundles has worked to ensure that Madam Walker, along with her daughter A’Lelia Walker, are also celebrated as pioneers in philanthropy and activism. Essence, "Madam CJ And A’Lelia Walker Way In Harlem Is Finally Official," 22 July 2019 But Anolik, as a devoted fan but responsible biographer in this unique case study, stays true to her subject as Babitz is always the sun around which everyone else in L.A. revolves—at least in this retelling. Rachel King, Fortune, "9 Nonfiction Page-Turners to Bring to the Beach This Summer," 22 June 2019 Mark Evanier, Jack Kirby’s biographer, has attended every Comic-Con and moderated hundreds of panels at the annual show. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, "50 years of San Diego Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations (See latest photos)," 18 July 2019 Mark Evanier, Jack Kirby’s biographer, has attended every Comic-Con and moderated hundreds of panels at the annual show. San Diego Union-Tribune, "50 Shades of Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations," 14 July 2019 Suu Kyi’s biographer Peter Popham, for example, wrote in 2016 that Suu Kyi feared that speaking up for the Rohingya would open her up to criticism from people who are still suspicious of her Burmese-ness given her long association with the West. Isabella Steger, Quartz, "Aung San Suu Kyi and Viktor Orban bonded over a mutual dislike of Muslims," 6 June 2019 Princess Diana‘s biographer Andrew Morton was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after collapsing during a book reading. Diana Pearl, PEOPLE.com, "Princess Diana's Biographer Andrew Morton Suffers Stroke During Book Reading," 15 May 2018

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1702, in the meaning defined above

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biographer

noun
bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce biographer (audio) \

Kids Definition of biographer

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

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