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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.


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 […]


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.


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.”  


Dallas Morning News praises Irrepressible

June 20, 2015

“With a revolving celebrity cast, Irrepressible takes place against a tapestry of the 20th century from 1901 to 1968. We invade the privacy of a glamorous, illustrious clan with enough tragedy, turmoil and feuding for a prime-time TV series. And though Henrietta never genuflected to convention, we feel the cold, numbing fear of discovery in […]


A Bloomsbury Tea (2010)

May 23, 2015

“A Bloomsbury Tea: Connecting Smith, Sexuality, Class and Bloomsbury.” Historian Emily Bingham will discuss the cultural, intellectual, and sexual intersections between Henrietta Bingham (who came to Smith in 1920), her English professor, Mina Kirstein Curtiss (Smith 1918), and members of the Bloomsbury Group during the 1920s. The presentation will be followed by a discussion led […]