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Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War

by Ben Rawlence

While poring over dust-caked pamphlets in the library, Ben Rawlence stumbles upon the photo of a lost city of colonial Congo--a glistening, modern metropolis built by huge tin mines and European capitalists....


Huxley: A Beginner's Guide

by Kieron O'Hara

Author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception, and inventor of the term ‘psychedelic’, Aldous Huxley was a global trend-setter ahead of his time. In this new biography Kieron O’Hara explores the...


Ray Bradbury Unbound

by Jonathan R. Eller

The second volume of the authoritative biography


Captain Medwin: Friend of Byron and Shelley

by Ernest J. Lovell

Here is the first biography of Thomas Medwin-literary adventurer, rascal, scholar, confidence man, successful fortune hunter, and bemused speculator on a grand scale in old Italian oil paintings. Poet, novelist,...


Milking the Moon

by Eugene Walter, George Plimpton & Katherine Clark

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD This sumptuous oral biography of Eugene Walter, the best-known man you've never heard of, is an eyewitness history of the heart of the last century-enlivened...


William Wells Brown: An African American Life

by Ezra Greenspan

A groundbreaking biography of the most pioneering and accomplished African-American writer of the nineteenth century. Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel...


Stranger than Fiction

by Denise Robins

The autobiography of Denise Robins, the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1965, and available now for the first time in eBook. Apart from writing over two hundred novels which...


Bolano: A Biography in Conversations

by Monica Maristain

"A major contribution..."—Los Angeles Tmes

The first biography of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, whose Savage Detectives and 2666 were bestsellers in the U.S. Written by a noted magazine writer who knew...


Inventing Scrooge

by Carlo Devito

Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens’ own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale: A Christmas Carol.

When Charles Dickens created the story...


Conversations with Jerry Hicks

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Jerry Hicks was Esther's Hicks husband and business partner who sadly passed away on the 18th November 2011. Their success with books, workshops and seminars was never in question and they were the inspiration...


Literary Rivals: Feuds and Antagonisms in the World of Books: Feuds and Antagonisms in the World of Books

by Richard Bradford

Novelists, poets and playwrights live double lives, sharing the real world with everyone else while spending a good deal of time in a universe of their own making. When they fall out with each other, they are...


Thoughts without Cigarettes: A Memoir

by Oscar Hijuelos

A beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist turns his pen to the real people and places that have influenced his life and literature.  A comprehensive look into the mind of a writer.

Born in Manhattan’s Morningside...


Wilde in America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity

by David M. Friedman

The story of Oscar Wilde’s landmark 1882 American tour explains how this quotable literary eminence became famous for being famous.

On January 3, 1882, Oscar Wilde, a twenty-seven-year-old “genius”—at...


The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb

by Stanley Plumly

A window onto the lives of the Romantic poets through the re-creation of one legendary night in 1817. The author of the highly acclaimed Posthumous Keats, praised as “full of . . . those fleeting moments we...


We are Michael Field

by Emma Donoghue

In this profile, Emma Donoghue tells the story of two eccentric Victorian spinsters: Katherine Bradley (1846-1914) and her niece Edith Cooper (1862-1913); poets and lovers, who wrote together under the name...


The Early Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 2 (1920-1923)

by Anaïs| Nin

A continuation of the journey of self-education and self-discovery begun by Anaïs Nin in the previous volume of her early diary. Central here is the growing conflict between her role as woman and her determination...


Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

by John Lahr

National Book Award Finalist

A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014'

A 2014 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of...


An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days

by Susan Wittig Albert

From Eudora Welty's memoir of childhood to May Sarton's reflections on her seventieth year, writers' journals offer an irresistible opportunity to join a creative thinker in musing on the events-whether in daily...


Letters from Bishopsbourne

by Christopher Scoble

Letters from Bishopsbourne is a collective biography of three of the most distinguished stylists writing in the English language, who lived and died in the small village of Bishopsbourne just south of Canterbury...


The Early Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 3 (1923-1927)

by Anaïs| Nin

A bridge between the early life of Nin and the first volume of her Diary. In pages more candid than in the preceding diaries, Nin tells how she exorcised the obsession that threatened her marriage and nearly...