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On Biography: Joan Didion and Robert Lax

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Writing the story of any singular life is a huge task; writing the story of the life of a writer adds an additional layer of complexity to the biographer’s task. Biographers Tracy Daugherty (The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion) and Michael McGregor (Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax) discuss the incomparable lives of their subjects and the challenges and joys of examining the lives of two very different and iconic American writers.

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