Latest Publication

Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

Simon & Schuster, 2016

The definitive biography of the impoverished child, abandoned by his parents, who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and self-invented genius whose name still resonates today: Giacomo Casanova. Today, “Casanova” is a synonym for “great lover,” yet the real story of this remarkable figure is little known.

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Author Appearances

October 9, 2017 (Columbus Day)
Dante Alighieri Society
41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA
Speech about Christopher Columbus based on Bergreen’s biography.

October 17, 2017
Italian Cultural Foundation, Casa Belvedere
79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY
Luncheon and speech about Giacomo Casanova based on Bergreen’s book.

October 26, 2017
Houghton Library, Harvard Yard
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Speech about Giacomo Casanova based on Bergreen’s biography.

November 1, 2017
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, New York, NY
Speech about Giacomo Casanova based on Bergreen’s biography.

November 4 and 5, 2017
Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ Literary Feasts
Los Angeles, CA


news from the author

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    Casanova Published in Portugal

    Casanova will be published by Bertrand in Portugal this November. Visit the publisher’s website for more information.

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    Speaking Engagements

    View Bergreen’s speaker profile on the WME IMG Speakers website.

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    Podcast with Doctor Ruth

    Listen to the podcast of Bergreen’s talk with Dr. Ruth and Emily Witt at the New York Public Library.

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    Columbus published in Sweden

    Bergreen’s latest biography has just been published in Sweden by Leopard Förlag.

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    PBS Interview

    Barry Kibrick interviews Bergreen for his PBS show “Between the Lines”. The two discuss Columbus and American independence on the Fourth of July.

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    New York Times Book Review

    Read the Anthony Gottlieb’s review of Casanova in the New York Times Book Review.