Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays and Experiences From the World's Greatest Authors is an inspiring anthology of hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. Join its editors, the authors Helen Gordon and Travis Elborough, as they discuss the particular highs and lows of the writing life from the time of Samuel Johnson and Grub Street to the age of silicon roundabout and Lorrie Moore in twenty-first-century Wisconsin, the contributors range from the canon to contemporary, covering more than 250 years, and come from all over the world. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning anthology explores the compulsion to write, with advice about the whole messy business of writing literature and what it takes to be a writer.
The long-awaited UK edition of Bluets following Nelson’s recent success, and an absolutely crucial read for fans of The Argonauts. Meditations on colour, love, and loss, rendered in tender, tragic, and often staggeringly beautiful forms. I read this in a single sitting whilst on a plane, and at times had to struggle not to stand up and start yelling maniacally, book aloft in triumph.
Published by Jonathan Cape on 1st June 2017
Poet Melissa Broder's essays on mental health, relationships, and addiction in the internet age achieve the rare feat of feeling almost overwhelmingly personal and intimate, and yet universally familiar. The self deprecating humour and weird beauty of Broder's visceral confessions succeed in making So Sad Today a radical and essential read.
Published by Scribe on 12th May 2015