Sarah Bakewell

Sarah Bakewell

Sarah Bakewell is a London-based writer. She became obsessed with the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and started—but never finished—a PhD in philosophy. Her book on Michel de Montaigne, How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography in 2011, and the Duff Cooper Prize for Non-Fiction in the UK. Her group biography of the existentialist philosophers, At the Existentialist Caféwas also widely acclaimed and is a great way into existentialism. Her book on the history of humanist thought, Humanly Possible already looks set to be one of the best books of 2023.

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