Meet the Empty Mansions authors
Bill Dedman introduced the public to heiress Huguette Clark and her empty mansions through his compelling series of narratives for NBC, which became the most popular feature in the history of its news website, topping 110 million page views. All the NBC News stories, videos and photos on the mystery of Huguette Clark are at http://nbcnews.com/clark.
Bill received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting while writing for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After eight years at NBC News (msnbc.com, which became NBCNews.com), Bill moved in September 2014 to Newsday, the newspaper and news website on Long Island, N.Y. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.
Paul Clark Newell, Jr., a cousin of Huguette Clark, has researched the Clark family history for twenty years. His father and Huguette were first cousins.
Paul shared many conversations over nine years with Huguette about her life and family. Excerpts of those conversations can be heard in the audio version of Empty Mansions.
Paul received on Huguette's orders in 2005 a rare private tour of Bellosguardo, her mysterious unused estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara.
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