Edmund Morris

Edmund Morris is one of America’s best political biographers and journalists. He is best known for his biographies of United States presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Morris received his early education in Kenya after which he attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before emigrating to the United States in 1968.

His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1980. Its sequel, Theodore Rex, won the Los Angeles Times Award for Biography in 2002. After spending 14 years as President Reagan’s authorized biographer, he published the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan in 1999. More recently he has written Beethoven: The Universal Composer and completed his Theodore Roosevelt trilogy with Colonel Roosevelt.

Mr. Morris has also written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Harper’s Magazine.