Sunday, November 27

2009 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Biography Winner and Nominees

2009 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Biography Winner

William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

John Carey

In 1953, William Golding was a provincial schoolteacher writing books on his breaks, lunch hours and holidays. His work had been rejected by every major publisher—until an editor at Faber and Faber pulled his manuscript off the rejection pile. This was to …

2009 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Biography Shortlist

Cheever: A Life
Cheever: A Life
Blake Bailey
Different Drummer: The Life of Kenneth MacMillan
Different Drummer: The Life of Kenneth MacMillan
Jann Parry
Muriel Spark: The Biography
Muriel Spark: The Biography
Martin Stannard
The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey
The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey
Robert Morrison

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