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

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

January 10, 2018 (8pm)
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, New York, NY
Speech about Giacomo Casanova based on Bergreen’s biography.


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.