Edmund Morris was born and educated in Kenya and went to university in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the U.S. in 1968. His biography `The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt' won both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award in 1980. He spent several years as President Reagan's authorized biographer, and published the bestselling `Dutch: The Memoir of Ronald Regan' in 1999. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for The New Yorker, New York Times, and Harper's Magazine, and lives in New York and Washington with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris.