Kenneth Silverman

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Kenneth Silverman (born on February 5, 1936 in Manhattan, New York)[1] is a professor emeritus of English at New York University and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He was educated at Columbia University.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received the Edgar Award of the Mystery Writers of America, and the Christopher Literary Award of the Society of American Magicians.[2]



  1. ^ Magill's Literary Annual History and Biography, 1985, p. 256.
  2. ^ Smitty. "Kenneth Silverman: Harry Houdini – Jewish Star of American History - Art Practical". Art Practical. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  3. ^ Silverman, Kenneth (1976-01-01). A Cultural History of the American Revolution: Painting, Music, Literature, and the Theatre in the Colonies and the United States from the Treaty of Paris to the Inauguration of George Washington, 1763-1789. Thomas Y. Crowell Company. ISBN 9780690010794. 
  4. ^ Silverman, Kenneth (1984-03-01). The life and times of Cotton Mather. Harper & Row. ISBN 9780060152314. 
  5. ^ Silverman, Kenneth (1992-11-04). Edgar A. Poe: A Biography: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance. Harper Collins. ISBN 9780060923310. 
  6. ^ Silverman, Kenneth (1997-10-01). Houdini!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss: American Self-Liberator, Europe's Eclipsing Sensation, World's Handcuff King & Prison Brea. New York, NY: Perennial. ISBN 9780060928629. 
  7. ^ Silverman, Kenneth (2010-04-07). Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F. B. Morse. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN 9780307434371. 
  8. ^ Silverman, Kenneth (2010-01-01). Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 9781400044375. 

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