Literary Nonfiction & Biography
Looking for the best of literary nonfiction and biography? So are we. We’ve asked some of the most eminent authors and critics to recommend their favourite books, and those that are historically notable.
Among our most popular interviews in this section are Pulitzer Prize-winning author Margo Jefferson, who discussed ‘cultural memoirs’ and shared her favourite examples of the genre; biographer Hermione Lee’s discussion of her subject Virginia Woolf – and tour of Woolf’s greatest works; and the New Yorker writer and bestselling author David Grann on true crime.
Browse all interviews in this category below, or narrow down your selection to one of: Essays; Famous Artists; Great Philosophers; Iconic Economists; Literary Nonfiction; Lives of Scientists; or Memoir.