Booklist

New and Recommended: Biography

Selected by the Bookshop


Our pick of the most exciting new memoirs and biographies.

From the publisher:
The rediscovered classic: a trailblazing Guyanese woman's memoir of post-war London, introduced by Bernardine Evaristo ('full of wit, perceptiveness, humour and compassion')…

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One of Christie's Best Art Books of the Year…

From the publisher:
Where is 'home'? For Amartya Sen home has been many places - Dhaka in modern Bangladesh where he grew up, the village of Santiniketan where he was raised by his grandparents as much as by his parents, Calcutta where he first studied…

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'A revelation. Such a revolutionary literary discovery seems unlikely to be on offer again. It's that good' Sunday Times'Definitive and sublime. Zenith has written the only kind of biography truly permissible, an account of a life that…

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One of Stylist's Best Memoirs for Summer 2021…

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In this evocative work of what the author in his Afterword calls 'autofiction' or 'a kind of novelised memoir', Jay Parini takes us back fifty years, when he fled the United States for Scotland. He was in frantic flight from the Vietnam War…

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The long-awaited first biography of W. G. Sebald - a TLS Summer Read…

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'So wise and so well done. It made me wish it were much longer than it is' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…

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From the indie rockstar Japanese Breakfast, an unflinching, powerful, deeply moving memoir about growing up mixed-race, Korean food, losing her Korean mother, and forging her own identity.'As good as everyone says it is and, yes, it will…

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