Life Writing

A Writers' and Artists' Companion

Sally Cline author Carole Angier author


Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published:26th Sep '13

Currently unavailable, and unfortunately no date known when it will be back

Life Writing cover

Including advice from bestselling writers, this is a complete guide to writing memoirs, autobiography and biography.

Life Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing biography, autobiography and memoir. PART 1 explores the history and forms of life writing and the challenges and potential pitfalls of the genre. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling writers: Diana Athill, Alan Bennett, Alain de Botton, Jill Dawson, Millicent Dillon, Margaret Drabble, Geoff Dyer, Victoria Glendinning, Lyndall Gordon, Peter Hayter, Richard Holmes, Michael Holroyd, Kathryn Hughes, Diane Johnson, Hermione Lee, Andrew Lownie, Janet Malcolm, Alexander Masters, Nancy Milford, Blake Morrison, Andrew Morton, Clare Mulley, Jenni Murray, Nicholas Murray, Kristina Olsson, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, Meryle Secrest, Miranda Seymour, Frances Spalding, Hilary Spurling, Boyd Tonkin, Edmund White. PART 3 includes practical advice - from planning, researching and interviewing to writing, pacing and navigating ethical issues.

Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education * William Boyd *
'For anyone who has ever read a biography or memoir, or thought of writing one - this book of advice from the best writers in the UK is an instant classic' * Elaine Showalter, July 2010 *
'a useful and level-headed primer' * Literary Review (September 2010) *

ISBN: 9781472527066

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: 286g

288 pages