All items: Colin Thubron

Julian Evans speaks further with George Miller about his biography of Norman Lewis, the purpose of biography and the biographer’s obligations, and what Norman might have made of the book.

Every so often a writer comes along and changes the rules of the game. In travel writing, it was Ryszard Kapuściński: his immersive approach and magical journalism, rich in anecdote and hearsay, married deep knowledge to a lightness of touch. To Rosemary Bailey he was a hero. But what does she make of his travel-writing heirs?