Edmund Morris is an American writer and biographer famous for his award winning biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Morris was born in Kenya to South African parents, and dreamt of becoming a concert pianist. He abandoned the dream when he moved to England in 1964, and later to America with his wife, also a writer. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for Biography and the National Book Award for the first part of his trilogy about Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. Shortly afterward he was commissioned to be the official biographer of Ronald Reagan, and this occupied him to the point that the second two parts to his Roosevelt biography had to wait 14 years to be written, though to great acclaim.