Upcoming Publication

Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

Simon & Schuster, November 2016

The definitive biography of the impoverished child, abandoned by his parents, who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and self-invented genius whose name still resonates today: Giacomo Casanova. Today, “Casanova” is a synonym for “great lover,” yet the real story of this remarkable figure is little known.


Upcoming Author Appearances

October 22
Explorers Club lecture “Over the Edge of the World: How Magellan (Almost) Did It.”

November 1
Casanova book launch and reading at the Corner Bookstore in New York.

November 3
Casanova talk and book reading at Barnes and Noble in New York.

December 5
Casanova talk at CUNY.

January 23
Casanova talk at the Mid-Manhattan Library.


news from the author

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    The life of Casanova

    In this video, Bergreen describes the astonishing life of Giacomo Casanova.

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    Corner Bookstore Reading

    Join Larry for a reading of Casanova in NYC at The Corner Bookstore on November 1st.

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    Marco Polo published in Sweden

    Bergreen’s biography of Marco Polo has just been published in Sweden by Leopard Förlag.

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    PBS Interview

    Barry Kibrick interviews Bergreen for his PBS show “Between the Lines”. The two discuss Columbus and American independence on the Fourth of July.

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    Cambridge Forum

    Watch Laurence Bergreen’s Cambridge Forum lecture on Marco Polo.

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    NASA 50th Anniversary

    Watch excerpts from Bergreen’s keynote speech at NASA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.