New and Recommended Biography

Biography, authorised, auto- or otherwise. Lengthy; brief; exalted; infamous: we've chosen a variety of lives well lived.

Afterglow: A Dog Memoir

Eileen Myles

Claire recommends:

Some things I have learnt from Afterglow by Eileen Myles:

1) Rosie the pitbull wrote virtually every poem by Eileen Myles from 1990 to 2006

2) Puppets and dogs may be ...

In The Dark Room

Brian Dillon

From the publisher:

Boldly combining the highly personal with the brilliantly scholarly, IN THE DARK ROOM explores the question of how memory works emotionally and culturally.

Debussy: A Painter in Sound

Stephen Walsh

From the publisher:

Claude Debussy is the composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. He is the modernist everyone loves. How did he manage ...


Tara Westover

From the publisher:

A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ... a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination’Sunday Times[A] ...