Deirdre Bair is the author of a cultural study of late-life divorce and six prize-winning biographies (Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, Anais Nin, C. G. Jung, Saul Steinberg, and most recently "Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend"). She is at work on a memoir of the seven years for each when she knew and worked with Beckett and Beauvoir.