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Laurie Lico Albanese

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I love books & great stories -- and I love the people who tell them as well as the folks who read and share them.

I'm the author of STOLEN BEAUTY, a novel about love, art, courage and war that illuminates the intimate lives of two remarkable Viennese women whose fates and awakenings are bound by Gustav Klimt and his golden portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.

I'm a co-author of THE MIRACLES OF PRATO, a novel about the Renaissance painter Fra Filippo Lippi, written with Laura Morowitz.

My memoir in verse, BLUE SUBURBIA: ALMOST A MEMOIR, was a finalist for The Paterson Poetry Prize in 2004.

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Laurie Lico Albanese Wow, what an intriguing question. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I'd go to Hogwarts, and connect with my inner wizard! I'd do the sorting hat for…moreWow, what an intriguing question. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I'd go to Hogwarts, and connect with my inner wizard! I'd do the sorting hat for real and not just on my laptop, and as long as I wasn't a Slitherin I'd stay for as long as I could -- or until my family missed me. Although, if I were a wizard maybe I'd know how to bend time like they do in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, so that I could be gone as long as I liked, and it would only be a few minutes in my real life! (less)
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What a great question, Hillary! Research is one of the best parts of my writing life because it gets me out and involved in the world.

For STOLEN BEAUTY I travelled to Vienna three times, where I walked in Adele Bloch-Bauer and Maria Altmann's footsteps, and imagined the same streets in the golden days of 1900 and the horrible days of WW2.

Probably the most surprising thing about my research was finding out how little Klimt wrote about...anything! He didn't keep a journal, and one of his only surviving quotes is "Anyone who wants to know anything about me as an artist — and this is the only thing that matters,should look attentively at my pictures and try to discern from them who I am and what I want.”

You can read about my trips to Vienna in the New York Times Sunday Travel section!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/tra...
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Today at Money Magazine I explore the connection between Oprah Winfrey & the Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer that she owned for ten years -- and recently sold at a $63 million profit.

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“What we had between us was nothing as simple as longing or sexual desire. It was a hunger for beauty and meaning, and a willingness to search in the world and in ourselves to find it. We had a sense of permanence and the fear of oblivion. We knew, of course, that everything was transient and nothing could last- and yet it didn't stop us from wishing for something eternally beautiful”
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“But doesn't everyone want to be held just the right way, and for just long enough? If we don't have it, we're sad, but if we're held too tightly, then we feel bound.”
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