A round up of the best 2013 biographies of writers

image-medium (13)Check out these biographies all available in Leeds Libraries and added 2013

The classics

Wilkie Collins by Peter Ackroyd

George Orwell English rebel by Robert Colls

The real Jane Austen: a life in small things by Paula Byrne

Marriage of inconvenience: John Ruskin and Euphemia Gray by Robert Brownell

Salinger by David Shields

Modern classics

C S Lewis a biography of friendship by Colin Duriez

Norman Mailer a double life by Michael Lennon

The lives of the novelists: a history of fiction in 294 lives by John Sutherland

Rhys Davies: a writer’s life by Meic Stephens

The poets

Walking wounded: the life and poetry of Vernon Scannell by Andrew Taylor

Mad girl’s love song: Sylvia Plath and life before Ted by Andrew Wilson

Popular authors

Maeve Binchy: the biography by Piers Dudgeon

Penelope Fitzgerald: a life by Hermione Lee

Georgette Heyer: biography of a bestseller by Jennifer Kloester

Country girl by Edna O’Brien

Levels of life by Julian Barnes

The bucket: memories of an inattentive childhood by Allan Ahlberg