Nancy Kriplen

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Under contract to Indiana University Press
London: Ebury Press (Random House UK); Boulder, CO: Lexicon V
Indianapolis: Children's Museum


New Publication
The Eccentric Billionaire:
John D. MacArthur
Empire Builder,
Reluctant Philanthropist
Relentless Adversary



Sun. Sept.28, 2014 -- English-Speaking Union, Indianapolis Branch, Nancy Kriplen speaks on The Eccentric Billionaire at the opening fall meeting at Woodstock Club. Luncheon charge. Information: nkriplen@​

May 12, 2013 -- NY Times article on The Remarkable Architecture of Columbus, Indiana

Oct. 2, 2012 -- "Genius" origins,

Jan.26, 2012 -- Lillian Gilbreth,

Fri. April 15, 2011, Indianapolis Art Center, 6-8 p.m., Opening Reception, Creative Renewal 2009 - 2010 Retrospective. Nancy will read from a work in progress, Cinque Fortuny. Exhibit runs through June 4, 2011.

Thurs., June 10, 2010. Nancy speaks on "Backstage at the Biography" at the annual meeting of the American Academy of the History of Dentistry, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sat., May 15, 2010, 9 a.m. Biographers International Organization (BIO), 2010 Conference, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. Nancy Kriplen appears on a panel discussing "Dealing with the Family," along with other panelists Kitty Kelley, Charles Shields, Will Swift; and Melissa Nathanson, moderator.

Tues., Nov 10, 2009, 7 p.m Nancy Kriplen talks about "Biographers & Worms: Thoughts on the Art of Biography" as part of the Clowes Craft Lecture Series presented by The Writers' Center of Indiana, Indianapolis Art Center Library.

Wed. June 24, 2009, Internet Chat Show interview with host Robert Bailey, 12 noon ET, at​​solutionsradio. Call-in number (347) 324-3572. Interview is available as podcast at http:/​​/​​​​SolutionsRadio/​​2009/​​06/​​24/​​Solutions-Radio-by-Robert-Bailey.

Mon., Jan. 26, 2009, 6 p.m. Nancy Kriplen talks about John D. MacArthur as part of the Lost Tree Forum series, Lost Tree, Florida.

Dec. 22, 2008, USA Today names The Eccentric Billionaire one of the Best Business Books for 2008 in the history/​biography category.

Sat., Dec. 6, 2008, noon to 3 p.m. Nancy Kriplen signs books and talks to readers and Christmas shoppers at the 6th annual Holiday Author Fair, Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 317-232-1882

Thurs., Nov. 13, 2008,7 p.m. Nancy Kriplen talks about The Eccentric Billionaire as part of the inaugural event, "From Philanthropy to Entertainment," in The Radloff Endowment cultural series, Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave. SE, Carmel, IN, 317-814-3905. Free.

Tues., Sept. 23, 11 a.m., 2008,(CST) Interview with Nancy Kriplen on the day the 2008 MacArthur "Genius Award" winners are announced. "Focus 580." WILL, 580 AM-radio, Urbana IL.

Sun., Sept. 21, 3 p.m., 2008, Strnad Fellow Nancy Kriplen discusses and reads from The Eccentric Billionaire, as part of the series "Ragdale Presents," at Ragdale, an interdisciplinary artists' community, 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL. Free but reservations required: 847-234-1063 x 205.

Fri., April 11, 2008 -- New York -- American Society of Journalists and Authors conference, panel "Chasing History: Writing Biography," Grand Hyatt Hotel (members only); Sat. and Sun. sessions open to public by pre-registration with director@​

Sat., April 12, 2008 -- C-Span2, Book TV, noon, reading by author; repeat Sat., April 26 9 a.m.

Sat., March 29, 2008 -- Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota News & Books, 1341 Main St. Program and signing.

Tues., March 25, 2008 -- Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Palm Beach Gardens Historical Society, Lakeside Community Center, program and signing.

Tues., March 25, 2008 -- Ft. Lauderdale, Florida --
Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society, major donors, "dinner with author."

Thurs., March 20, 2008 Coral Gables, Florida Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue. Program and signing, C-Span coverage.

Wed., March 19, 2008 Palm Beach, Florida Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza. Program and signing.

Sat., March 8, 2008 -- Indianapolis -- Borders Bookstore, 8675 River Crossing.

Fri., March 7, 2008 -- Indianapolis -- Borders Bookstore, 11 S. Meridian.

Sat., Feb. 9, 2008, New York City -- The Corner Bookstore, Madison Ave. at 93rd St.