How to Write a Biography
Get advice on how to write a biography from those who have done it before. The following resources ... read more »
Encyclopedias, newsmagazines and history Web sites are good places to begin your research. Many ... read more »
Interviews have the potential to offer writers an intimate window into a person’s world, and ... read more »
Obituaries are a useful source of biographical information for deceased persons. Found in all major newspapers, obituaries contain details of a person’s life and work, and describe their relevance and cultural impact.
- Rather than go directly to one specific paper for an obituary, try getting a broad cross-section by using a search engine. For example, if you’re looking for obits on British Author J.G. Ballard, enter “jg ballard obituary” into your favorite search engine. Such a search will pull up obits written on the author from the top British and American newspapers.