A lead title for Picador The fourth volume of Clive James's autobiography The first three volumes have between them sold in excess of 1,400,000 paperbacks Clive James will promote on publication with interviews and signings
Clive James is the author of more than 30 books. As well as his four volumes of autobiography - Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England, May Week was in June and North Face of Soho - he has published collections of literary and television criticism, essays, travel writing, verse and novels. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature. His latest book is Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time published in April 2007.
'It's not just that he writes a lot, but that he writes with
intense perfectionism, and delivers his gags with honed elegance'
'I feel I know more about the author after reading it than I gleaned from all of his other books put together. This is a book about hard-earned self-knowledge. What makes it funny is quite how hard the self-knowledge was to earn' William Leith, Evening Standard