Author Archive

Monday, June 6, 2022, 7pm-8pm ShopBar Louisville

In Conversation with Michael Washburn, author of a 33 1/3 volume on Tom Petty’s 1985 LP, Southern Accents. Special Guest, musical artist Heather Summers. 950 Barrett Avenue, 40204 Sponsored by WFPK and Carmichael’s Bookstore. Free to all!

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In Discussion in Bardstown, Wednesday June 8, 7pm, Riot Book Cellar

May 29, 2022

Emily Bingham in Conversation with Eric King JUNE 8, 2022 @ 7PM, RIOT BOOK CELLAR 111 N.3RD STREET, BARDSTOWN, KY 40004 Join us for a conversation between Louisville author and historian Emily Bingham and Eric King, WHAS anchor and Bardstown native. They will discuss Bingham’s new book about the unsung histories of our state song, […]

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A Race About Race

Louisville Magazine | May 2019

May 2019 Louisville Mag PDF Amid intensifying anti-war sentiment and shifting party alignments, Richard Nixon, the first (and still only) sitting president ever to attend the Run for the Roses passed through a gauntlet of advocates for “Black Revolution” who had spent the night in jail after occupying the University of Louisville. Among their messages […]

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Debating a State Song

May 7, 2018

“Is ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ the best song about Kentucky? Vote for your favorites.” Lexington Herald-Leader calls for public input following WashPo article

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Derby Prep–Peeking into Research for My Old Kentucky Home Book

Lexington Herald-Leader | April 27, 2018

On the first Saturday in May, as the Kentucky Derby is about to begin, 150,000 people at Churchill Downs and a worldwide TV audience pause to sing or at least mumble along as a band plays the sentimental strains of “My Old Kentucky Home.” The words of the song’s first verse — the only one sung […]

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Sisters First authors Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush in Louisville November 2

October 26, 2017

The Kentucky Center presents Jenna and Barbara Bush: Sisters First in conversation with Emily Bingham. Grab your sister (or a friend who is like one!) and settle in for an evening of personal stories and universal revelations during this celebration of sisterhood and the complicated, messy, hilarious, life-defining moments that accompany it.

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Irrepressible in Palm Beach March 23, 2:30

February 3, 2017

Raised like a princess in one of the South’s most powerful families, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character and became the relative no one wanted to talk about. That is, until her great-niece discovered trunks filled with nearly […]

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IRREPRESSIBLE out in PAPERBACK and featured on NYTBR Paperback Row

September 9, 2016

“IRREPRESSIBLE: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham, by Emily Bingham. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $16.) Henrietta, the author’s violet-eyed, statuesque great-aunt, had a capacity to make men and women fall in love with her. In this biography, Bingham tracks her great-aunt’s life, which coincided with a brief period in the 1900s when unconventional desires […]

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Irrepressible Awarded 2016 LAMBDA Literary Award

March 8, 2016

The 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards were chosen from a record 933 submissions (up from 818 last year) from 321 publishers. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony June 6, 2016 in New York City.

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Irrepressible Nominated for Plutarch Award

February 16, 2016

A distinguished panel of judges made up of members of Biographers International Organization (BIO) has selected ten nominees for the 2015 Plutarch Award. The Plutarch is the only international literary award presented to biography, by biographers. Following the announcement of the ten nominees, BIO’s Plutarch Committee will next narrow the list to four finalists. BIO […]

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Irrepressible now available in audio

November 20, 2015

For you and all your friends who love to listen, Henrietta as narrated by Christina Delaine is perfection. Add a little Jelly Roll or Ma Rainey and you’ll be totally set up.

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Ed Kosner praises Irrepressible

September 8, 2015

“Emily Bingham’s painstaking reconstruction of Henrietta’s story shows that she was a pioneer of sorts—a poignant case of a life unspooled before the world was ready for her odd grace.”  

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