Latest Publication

Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

Simon & Schuster, 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.

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Author Appearances

February 13, 2017
Casanova talk at the Mid-Manhattan Library.

June 18 – June 24, 2017
Kenyon Summer Seminar at the Kenyon Institute – The Age of Discovery: A Never-Ending Quest. Laurence Bergreen teaches this one week course on the age of discovery. Registration required.


news from the author

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    New York Times Book Review

    Read the Anthony Gottlieb’s review of Casanova in the New York Times Book Review.

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    Columbus published in Sweden

    Bergreen’s latest biography has just been published in Sweden by Leopard Förlag.

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    Authors @ Google

    Watch Bergreen’s Authors @ Google lecture on Marco Polo.

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    NASA 50th Anniversary

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

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    Cambridge Forum

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

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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.