Laurie Lisle


The only biography of this extraordinary and enigmatic American sculptor
The best-selling biography of one of America's most admired painters
A book that offers people without children the life-affirming story of themselves
A modern pastoral about transforming a bare backyard into a mature garden
A vivid history of a wonderful school for teenage girls from all over the world


After writing two biographies and three other non-fiction books of a more personal nature, I am now working on a memoir about becoming a writer based on extensive journals that I have been keeping since my college days.

I'm pleased that four of my five books are now available in e-book editions.

More than three decades after the first publication of Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, it is available in an e-book edition and soon it will be available in an enhanced ebook edition.

My biography of sculptor Louise Nevelson, Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life, has recently been released in a revised edition and a new cover, a wonderful photograph of the artist by Richard Avedon.

Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness has just been issued as an e-book with a photo of a lily from my garden on the cover.

Westover: Giving Girls a Place of Their Own, is also available in a digital edition.

Now preparations are being made for e-book edition of Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life, which will contain photographs of my garden.

Besides writing books, I publish personal essays, book reviews, and articles in journals, newspapers, and books, including Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, The Journal of the Southwest, and From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O'Keeffe as Icon.

A member of the Authors Guild, I live with my husband, artist Robert Kipniss, in Westchester County, New York and in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

My literary agent is Charlotte Sheedy at the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. She may be reached at 212-780-9800 or at charlotte@​

Laurie Lisle

The recently released and revised ebook edition of my Nevelson biography

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