Brian Kellow’s most recent book is Can I Go Now: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent, which became a New York Times Culture Best Seller when it was published in September 2015. Can I Go Now? also made the Best of the Year lists of Entertainment Weekly and Booklist.
His previous book, Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2011. It also appeared on the Best of the Year lists of The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle and Booklist.
He is the author of three other biographies: Ethel Merman: A Life (2007), The Bennetts: An Acting Family (2004), and Can’t Help Singing: The Life of Eileen Farrell (1999, co‐authored with Ms. Farrell.)
He has contributed articles to Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Travel & Leisure, Opera, Opera News, and many other publications.
Born in Tillamook, Oregon, Mr. Kellow resides in New York City with his partner, stage director and acting coach Scott Barnes.