A Biography of the Biography

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For literary biography to survive as a genre, it ought to take its lead from literature and go even further.

For the Guardian, Stuart Kelly looks at the history of biographies and argues that the form should catch up with the innovations of fiction.


P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →