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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Life-Writing: The Arvon Book

I am glad to break a long silence here at this blog (I have been finishing two books and making a trip to the USA) by announcing that the new Arvon Book of Life-Writing (Methuen) written by Sally Cline and Carole Angier has just been published and I am honoured to be one of 32 biographers whose brief reflections on the genre have been included.  The book, by two experienced biographers, will be indispensable for people doing courses on life-writing and covers practical and theoretical issues raised by the genre of biography, autobiography and memoir.

Anyone in London interested in this subject might like to know that I am teaching a 12-week course on it at The City Lit this autumn.


Hannah Stoneham said...

I am fascinated by life writing and an writing a biography at the moment - I look forward to getting this thanks for the recommendation!

Amna K said...

I can only sigh and wish I could attend your course.

Nicholas Murray said...

You might be interested in another excellent introduction to biography by Hermione Lee: "Biography a Very Short Introduction" (Oxford University Press) which is a brilliant short survey of all the issues. Hermione's first job after her Phd was teaching at Liverpool University English Department and I was one of her students so we go back a long way!