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Vivien Leigh makes Publishers Weekly Top 10

Posted in - book news on July 12th 2013 19 Comments

Last week I got a pleasant surprise in my email inbox. My editor, Cindy, had written to say congratulations – Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait has been included in Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Performing Arts

Vivien Leigh An Intimate Portrait

books for Fall 2013! It took me a while to track down a copy of the article, which was included in the June 24th issue. I don’t have a subscription so couldn’t view it online, but my US publicist saved her hard copy and kindly scanned it for me. My agent said it’s quite an honor for a first book to make a list such as this, and I believe her. I’m humbled to be included amongst what looks like a fantastic group of biographies, academic studies, and other non-fiction entertainment titles, including one by TCM’s own Robert Osborne:

In other exciting book news, things are really starting to fall into place as far as promotional events are concerned. TCM has chosen Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait as their Book Corner Selection for the month of October! It will be featured in the Now Playing Guide, on the TCM website, and on air during the This Month on TCM segments. Be sure to program your DVRs! Also, the launch party has been scheduled. The good people at Daunt Books in Holland Park  have agreed to host the event in mid-October. I’m really excited about it and am looking forward to seeing friends, family, and fans!

As of now (19) people have had something to say...

  • Vanessa - Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I’m not digging the Monty Clift book title :/ It’s a little strange.


    • Kendra - Reply

      July 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      From the book description it looks like an academic book looking at Clift from a queer theory perspective, in which case it makes a lot of sense.

      BUT THANKS! I’m really excited about it :D

  • David - Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations, Kendra … you deserve every bit of this! I’m so very happy for you, and I can hardly wait until the book is released. Vanessa is right … this IS huge!! This news has made my day!


    • Kendra - Reply

      July 13, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Thanks, David, it’s really exciting! Hopefully it bodes well for the future :)

  • Marissa - Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, and I can’t wait for all the exciting events ahead! :)

    • Kendra - Reply

      July 13, 2013 at 8:38 am

      Thanks, Marissa! I really hope you can come to London for it!

  • renata corduan - Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    dear Kendra, I’m glad that you get this gratification so early on for all your endeavour in this field, I would be proud too, congratulations. Renata

  • KC - Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I can’t even imagine how gratifying this must be after all the work that goes into writing a book. Congratulations! You couldn’t ask for a better start with your promotions.

    • Kendra - Reply

      July 13, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Thank you! Hopefully it means people will enjoy reading it when it comes out :)

  • Caro - Reply

    July 13, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Congratulations . I cant wait to read your book x

    • Kendra - Reply

      August 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks, Caro!

  • Fernanda - Reply

    July 14, 2013 at 3:55 am

    I’m so happy for you Kendra! Congratulations!!

    • Kendra - Reply

      August 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Many thanks, Fernanda!

  • Sylvia Kodis - Reply

    July 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I’m so proud and excited for you! Congratulations, it’s well deserved!

    • Kendra - Reply

      August 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Sylvia!

  • Steph - Reply

    July 26, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Kendra, this is such wonderful news! Congratulations.

    • Kendra - Reply

      August 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you so much!!

  • Daniele Rodrigues de Moura - Reply

    September 6, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Hi, Kendra!
    As a Vivien Leigh fan I must say that all people who love her deserved this gem and her memory too.
    As a journalist and researcher on classic movies I am very pround of you for being who you are as a professional. The press needs people like you, so passionate and determined.
    I’m from Brazil but I hope to meet you some day.
    Also I have to say that here in Brazil will be very hard to get a copy of the book…and I want it so badly!!
    You did pretty good with this book!

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