Amanda Foreman Biography
Amanda Foreman is the author of the award-winning best seller, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.
She was born in London in 1968, the daughter of Carl Foreman, the Oscar-winning screen writer of many film classics including The Bridge on the River Kwai, High Noon, and The Guns of Navarone. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University in New York. She received her doctorate in Eighteenth-Century British History from Oxford University in 1998.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was a number one best seller in England, and a best seller for many weeks in the United States. It has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Danish. The book was nominated for several awards and won the Whitbread Prize for Best Biography in 1999. Since its publication, Foreman has worked as a presenter on English television and radio. She also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire has inspired a television documentary, a radio play starting Dame Judi Dench; and a movie, titled The Duchess, staring Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes. The book has recently been translated into Hungarian, Romanian, Croatian, Turkish, Korean and Mandarin Chinese
Amanda is currently living in New York with her husband and five children.
This biography was last updated on 04/29/2009.
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