Catherine Drinker Bowen was born 1 January 1897, and died 1 November 1973
- For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realisation that he has come upon the right word.
- Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.
- Will the reader turn the page?
Catherine Drinker Bowen was an American writer best known for her biographies. She won the National Book Award for non-fiction. Her works include John Adams and the American Revolution and The Most Dangerous Man in America: Scenes from the Life of Benjamin Franklin.
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