Hazel Rowley is doing the publicity rounds in the USA after the publication of her new book Tête-à-Tête: The Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. You can listen to an interview with her from wbur.org in Boston. Harper Collins describes the book as follows:
They are one of the world's legendary couples. We can't think of one without thinking of the other. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre -- those passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers -- had a committed but notoriously open union that generated no end of controversy. With Tête-à-Tête, distinguished biographer Hazel Rowley offers the first dual portrait of these two colossal figures and their intense, often embattled relationship. Through original interviews and access to new primary sources, Rowley portrays them up close, in their most intimate moments.