A biography is a written account of another person’s life and the biographer is the person who captures it for others to read. This holiday commemorates the history of biographers as a classical literature art form and helps people explore writing biographies as a way to discover other people’s lives. National Biographers Day is a perfect day to honor the biographers and to celebrate the genre.
The exact origin and founder of National Biographers Day are still unknown. But the day honors the anniversary of the first meeting of English writer, Samuel Johnson and his biographer, Hames Boswell in London, England on May 16th, 1763.