Weâ€™re thrilled to welcome award-winning narrator Kimberly Farr to the PRHA blog to tell us about how she approaches an audiobook project, and why she was particularly drawn to Melanie Benjaminâ€™s most recent historical fiction treat, THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE, which introduces listeners to two Hollywood legends: screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford. READ MORE
Truman Capote was known as many things—a brilliant writer, a brilliant gossip, and indeed, an iconic voice (both on and off the page).
Bestselling historical fiction author Melanie Benjamin is back, and has brought listeners her most glamorous and intriguing cast of characters to date featuring legendary writer Truman Capote and the colorful company he kept. READ MORE
New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin‘s newest book is TheÂ Swans of Fifth Avenue. ItÂ is the story of Truman Capote and New Yorkâ€™s 1950s socialites: Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, and Babe Paley. These women are otherwise known as New Yorkâ€™s â€śSwansâ€ť. In 1975, after years of friendship (particularly between Capote and Babe), Capote published a thinly veiled story about the Swansâ€™s deepest, darkest secrets–which left everyone reeling, and Capote ousted from their society. Melanie Benjamin writes meticulously and fantastically of this event, what led up to it, and how Capote and Babe became such fast, deep friends. READ MORE