Sheila Isenberg’s most recent book is a second edition of the groundbreaking Women Who Love Men Who Kill (Simon & Schuster 1991; Diversion Books October 2021). Other books are Muriel's War, a biography of American heiress and World War II heroine Muriel Gardiner, and A Hero of Our Own, a biography of Varian Fry published by Random House — named a notable book by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and featured by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is co-author with the late William M. Kunstler of My Life as a Radical Lawyer (Carol Publishing 1994), and collaborator with Tracey Brown on The Life and Times of Ron Brown (William Morrow 1998).

Sheila's books have been translated into several languages and she has appeared in documentaries and on multiple media platforms, including NPR, CNN, 20/20, Today, Good Morning America, plus in national and international publications.

Born in New York City, Sheila graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in English and attended the graduate school of Hunter College. A former reporter, press secretary, and college instructor, she is a member of PEN, the Authors’ Guild, and Women Writing Women’s Lives biographers’ seminar. Her numerous awards and grants include a fellowship from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

Other Works

  • Women Who Love Men Who Kill, 21st Century edition

  • Muriel's War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance

  • A Hero of Our Own: The Story of Varian Fry

  • The Life and Times of Ron Brown

  • My Life As A Radical Lawyer: William Kunstler

  • Women Who Love Men Who Kill


Awards and Recognition

  • * Fellowship, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. * Notable Book of the Year by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (A Hero of Our Own) * Featured book by both the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial (A Hero of Our Own)