NEW YORK, NY, August 28, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Hannah C. Pakula with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Pakula celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A recognized author, Ms. Pakula has published three significant books over the years. Named a notable book by The New York Times, "The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China" is the story of the founding of modern China. It has since been translated into Chinese in two different editions. She also authored two biographies, including "The Last Romantic: A Biography of Queen Marie of Roumania," about the queen of Romania. It was celebrated as the best biography and one of the three best books of the year by English novelist Graham Greene. Ms. Pakula's second biography, "An Uncommon Woman: The Empress Frederick," takes place from the mid-19th century to the start of the First World War, and is the story of Vicky, eldest child of Queen Victoria of England, who married the Emperor Fredrick. It was notably a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award.
In addition to her books, Ms. Pakula has written for several leading magazines, such as Vanity Fair. She has also been a book reviewer for Los Angeles Times, a daily newspaper. To support her writing career, Ms. Pakula is a former chairperson of the freedom to write committee of PEN America. Interested in human rights for much of her life, she is also aligned as a member of Human Rights Watch. Other memberships to her credit include the Council on Foreign Relations and The Century Association.
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, to two loving parents, Ms. Pakula has one sibling. Her sister, Myra Cohn Livingston, an equally gifted writer, authored over 80 books during her lifetime, mostly children's poetry. Twice married, Ms. Pakula was the spouse of Robert L. Boorstin who passed on shortly thereafter, rendering her a young widow at the age of 35. She later married the late filmmaker Alan J. Pakula who made 23 movies during his career.
Ms. Pakula studied at Wellesley College and the Université Paris-Sorbonne. She was later accepted to Southern Methodist University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in 1956. In 1999, Ms. Pakula was honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal for Human Rights. A celebrated Marquis listee, she has been showcased in the 66th through 70th editions of Who's Who in America.
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