Claire's Autumn Picks 2019

Art and memoir are the dominant flavours in my current bedside pile.

Against Memoir

Michelle Tea

From the publisher:

A queer countercultural icon opens up about all things artistic, radical and romantic. Winner of the PEN American Center essay prize.


Lydia Davis

From the publisher:

From the International Man Booker Prize-winning author of Can’t and Won’t and The End of the Story – a crystalline collection of literary essays for fans of Susan ...


Celia Paul

From the publisher:

I’m not a portrait painter. If I’m anything, I have always been an autobiographer.

Self-Portrait reveals a life truly lived through art. In this short, intimate memoir, ...

Letters from Tove

Tove Jansson, edited by Boel Westin and Helen Svensson, translated by Sarah Death

From the publisher:

‘[The letters] cover war, fame and her first infatuation with another woman...all related in a voice that is funny, gracious, intimate’ The Observer “I find myself ...