Booklist

New and Recommended: Biography

Selected by the Bookshop


Our pick of the most exciting new memoirs and biographies.

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A crystalline, inventive account of loss from a thrilling young literary talent – and a journey through grief’s destructive and creative possibilities.‘One of the finest accounts of the mysterious workings of…

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‘A rollicking cultural adventure…Fascinating and true. What a liver!’ — Grayson PerryThis funny and personal memoir is the account of an audacious quest by James Birch, the young British curator, to mount the…

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CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2022 BY THE GUARDIAN'The most powerful and evocative account of working through the pandemic that I have read' ADAM KAY'A laser guided insight into what's been happening in hospitals during the pandemic laying bare…

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Discover one of Twentieth-Century Russia's most lauded lost classics, now in a remarakble new translation.'Outstanding... A sparkling, supremely precious literary achievement' Telegraph'One of the great Russian autobiographies, as fresh now…

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One of TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2021One of BuzzFeed's Best Books of 2021One of Vulture's Best Books of 2021Named one of the Most Anticipated of Books of 2021 by the Los Angeles Times, Literary Hub,…

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A fierce, and funny memoir of how the New York Times-bestselling author embraced her creativity - and how it saved her'I was so captivated by this book, so utterly drawn in and overwhelmed by the emotional force of it, that it stayed…

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'It promises to be one of the literary highlights of 2021 - publication of the diaries of Patricia Highsmith, one of the most conflicted, fascinating novelists of the 20th century' Edward Helmore, Guardian'My secrets-the secrets that…

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