About Beatriz

Beatriz Williams is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of The Summer Wives, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, A Certain Age, and several other works of historical fiction. A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, Beatriz worked as a communications and corporate strategy consultant in New York and London before she turned her attention to writing novels that combine her passion for history with an obsessive devotion to voice and characterization. Beatriz’s books have won numerous awards, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and appear regularly in bestseller lists around the world.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Beatriz now lives near the Connecticut shore with her husband and four children, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

  • Williams’ particular gift as a writer is peeling back the pages of history to breathe life into the interior lives of women — how they lived, loved, and lost within the expectations and limitations of their time.

    — Entertainment Weekly

Speaking Engagements

Beatriz Williams is a dynamic and engaging speaker on topics ranging from twentieth century history to the craft of storytelling, and is especially passionate in discussing the changing cultural status of women in historical context. She appears frequently at conferences, libraries, bookstores, and other public and private forums. To book Beatriz for your event, please contact:

Book Tour:

Lauren Truskowski (Senior Publicist, HarperCollins)

P: 212.207.7224 | E: lauren.truskowski@harpercollins.com

Other Engagements:

Danielle Kolodkin (HarperCollins Speakers Bureau)

P: 212.207.7656 E: danielle.kolodkin@harpercollins.com

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The Backlist

Overseas (May 2012)

A Hundred Summers (June 2013)

The Secret Life of Violet Grant (June 2014)

Tiny Little Thing (June 2015)

Along the Infinite Sea (November 2015)

The Forgotten Room (January 2016, in collaboration with Karen White and Lauren Willig)

A Certain Age (June 2016)

The Wicked City (January 2017)

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The Wicked City

A new Prohibition series begins with two generations of women inside a Greenwich Village apartment — a flapper hiding an extraordinary past, and a modern-day Manhattanite forced to start her life anew.

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The Forgotten Room

The Forgotten Room, set in alternating time periods, is a sumptuous feast of a novel brought to vivid life by three brilliant storytellers.

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A Certain Age

As the hedonism of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she’s fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, an aviator and a hero of the Great War.

A Certain Age