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Current Biography Magazine

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Current Biography Magazine 2017

ISSN: 0011-3344
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Current Biography Magazine 2014

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Current Biography Magazine 2013

1,936 pages
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Jan. 2013 - ISBN: 9780824211998 Feb. 2013 - ISBN: 9780824212001
Mar. 2013 - ISBN: 9780824212018 Apr. 2013 - ISBN: 9780824212025
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Current Biography Magazine 2012

ISBN: 978-1-59237-988-0
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Apr. 2012 - ISBN: 9780824211363 May 2012 - ISBN: 9780824211370
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May - Joanna Newsom, Musician
June - Leslie Odom, Jr., Actor
July - Elena Delle Donne, Basketball Player
August - Yuzuru Hanyu, Figure Skater
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Eleven times a year, Current Biography offers 16-18 biographical, up-to-date profiles of accomplished and rising stars of government, industry, entertainment and the arts from the U.S. and around the world.

H.W. Wilson's Current Biography, the monthly magazine, has been delivering up-to-date biographies of men and women of contemporary importance since 1940. The magazine is renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection and the wide scope of influence of its subjects.

Current Biography, the magazine, offers ongoing access to the important personalities of today:

  1. Eleven issues per year, allowing us to keep up with the day's most talked-about and influential people.
  2. Sixteen to eighteen profiles per issue, including a wide range of professions.


Current Biography Strives to find those though leaders, artists, educators, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are not only accomplished in their professions, but whose life stores are celebration of human achievements. Professions featured include activist, actor, alpine ski racer, analytical chemist, architect, artist, author, baseball player, blogger, CEO, chef, comedian, comic book writer, conductor, congressperson, cookbook author, cricketer, economist, fashion designer, film producer, geologist, gymnast, historian, hockey player, little league pitcher, mathematician, Miss America, motorcycle road racer, operatic singer, poet, priest, professional sumo wrestler race car driver, radio host, rapper, rock climber, social pyschologist, stunt performer, surgeon, television screenwriter, venture capitalist, video game designer, violist, and young-adult novelist… among many others!


An invaluable source for researchers, teachers, students, and librarians, Current Biography draws information from newspaper and magazine articles, books, the Internet, observations of journalists and associates, and occasionally personal interviews or questionnaires completed by the subjects. This resource presents biographical information in a lively style that makes for entertaining as well as informative reading.

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