Books of The Times: An Award-Winning Biographer’s Latest Subject: Herself

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www.nytimes.com—Claire Tomalin, the acclaimed biographer of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and others, recounts her own rich story in “A Life of My Own.”

Illustrator, 76, wins kid's book award. Gwyn Perkins describes his sketching style as a bit scribbly, but it's this quirky style that's helped the 76-year-old win a major award for his first...