New and Recommended Biography

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

Who Killed My Father

Edouard Louis, translated by Lorin Stein

From the publisher:

Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy – the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father. Told with the fire of a writer determined on social ...

Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History

Sir Richard J. Evans

Susan Pedersen writes:

Was Eric Hobsbawm interested in himself? Not, I think, so very much. He had a more than healthy ego and enough self-knowledge to admit it, but all his curiosity was turned ...