Category: Autobiography

17 February, 2014

Andrew Flather

Second Greatest Living Briton?

Morrissey's Autobiography is a more candid work of self-revelation than the melancholy lyrics that brought him legions of adoring fans.


3 February, 2014

Tom Sharrad

Walking to Byzantium

Patrick Leigh Fermor's posthumously published The Broken Road is a warm, erudite, and funny tribute to a continent teetering on the brink of disaster.


20 January, 2014

Kevin Brazil

Life in the Future Perfect Tense?

Kevin Brazil reviews the first two volumes of Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle and considers its place between autobiography and fiction.


27 May, 2013

Luke Brunning

The Negative of Love

Revisiting Julian Barnes's latest book, Luke Brunning charts a journey towards the moral space of grief.


29 April, 2013

Scarlett Baron

Balloons for Ballast

Scarlett Baron enjoys the aerial reflections which help Julian Barnes to keep the spirit level in love and grief.


17 February, 2013

Rebecca Loxton

Any Other Name

Rebecca Loxton looks for Salman Rushdie in the cracks between fact and fiction that appear in his memoir.