Let’s learn a bit more about the author of our current book club book, shall we? Adrienne Sharp is a critically acclaimed author and national bestseller.
Her work often immerses readers in the world of ballet. She knows it well. She began her ballet career at the age of seven. Sharp trained at the prestigious Harkness Ballet in New York.
But in the midst of her grueling and rigorous training, Sharp began to question her life’s path.
“One day, while doing grands battements at the barre, I had a traitorous thought, which was simply: I’m sick of doing this. So I left ballet and began the task of assembling a regular life – a difficult task when you don’t have the glamorous discipline of tooling the body. I began to write to help me get through it. And when I started to write about ballet, the two halves of my life came together.”
She received her M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and was awarded a Henry Hoyns Fellowship at the University of Virginia.
Her other books include The Magnificent Esme Wells, First Love, The Sleeping Beauty, and White Swan, Black Swan.
The True Memoirs of Little K was a finalist for the California Book Award, an Oprah Book Club selection, and has been translated into six languages.
More from Adrienne Sharp —
On The Magnificent Esme Wells
On historical ballet
On Old Hollywood
On Mathilde Kschessinska – Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
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Part 3, coming soon!
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