New and Recommended Biography

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

Smiling in Slow Motion

Derek Jarman

Tom Crewe writes:

Aids starts with the deaths. With the dying. At first there was only confusion, incomprehension. Bodies that quickly became unintelligible to themselves. Nightsweats, shingles, ...

The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Dunya Mikhail, translated by Max Weiss

From the publisher:

In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ...