The Kent Memorial Library will present a book talk, "They Shoot Biographers, Don't They," Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Christopher Buckley will address Kent resident Edmund Morris' new book of essays, "This Living Hand & Other Essays," and Mr. Morris will accuse Mr. Buckley of being the funniest novelist in America.

The event will be offered at the Mattison Auditorium at Kent School on Route 341.

Mr. Morris' new book is a collection of pieces about literature and music, as well as various biographical subjects.

His first book, "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1980. Its sequel, "Theodore Rex," won the Los Angeles Times Award for Biography in 2002.

In between these two books, Mr. Morris became President Ronald Reagan's authorized biographer, and published the national best-seller "Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan."

More recently, he has written "Beethoven: The Universal Composer" and completed his Theodore Roosevelt trilogy with "Colonel Roosevelt."

He is writing a biography on Thomas Edison.

Mr. Buckley's latest book, "They Eat Puppies, Don't They," is satire about U.S.-China relations.

At 24, he was managing editor of Esquire magazine; at 29, chief speechwriter to the vice president of the United States, George H.W. Bush.

Mr. Buckley was the founding editor of Forbes FYI magazine (now ForbesLife), where he is now editor-at-large.

He is the author of 15 books.

Mr. Morris' and Mr. Buckley's books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information and registration, as seating is limited, call the library at 860-927-3761.