PICASSO AND THE CHESS PLAYER: Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and the Battle for the Soul of Modern Art (University Press of New England, 2013)
ART SCHOOLED: A Year Among Prodigies, Rebels, and Visionaries at a World-Class Art College (University Press of New England, 2012)
Larry Witham is a veteran journalist and author who has covered current events, history, religion and society, science, and philosophy. After twenty-one years in a newsroom, Witham now writes and edits books full time. He is the author of more than ten books, including A City Upon a Hill (HarperOne) and Marketplace of the Gods (Oxford University Press). In 2007 he served as Editor of the bimonthly magazine Science & Spirit. As a former reporter with The Washington Times, Witham wrote more than four thousand news stories, features, and book reviews and has filed stories from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Soviet Union and Latin America. Witham has written for a number of publications, ranging from Christian Century, the Nation and Beliefnet to Nature and Scientific American. He has appeared on C-SPAN, Fox News, public television, and dozens of radio programs including affiliates of National Public Radio. A native of Los Altos, California, Witham earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from San Jose State University. He and his wife, Kazui Yamamoto, live in Maryland.