All artists have their eccentrics, and authors are no different. Here, from hanging upside down to sniffing rotten apples, are some of the most unusual habits famous names have used to get the juices flowing...
From stirring novels to tender biographies, thought-provoking journalism to the books that captured lockdown, these are the titles that best reflected this extraordinary year.
Barack Obama used them to write A Promised Land. Maya Angelou and Truman Capote were both fans. A look into history shows this analog method has charmed authors for decades.
In this exclusive extract from A Promised Land, Barack Obama meditates on the daily rhythms and routine of working – and living – at the White House.
What song did the former President listen to before his campaign debates? How did Michelle react to his Nobel Peace Prize? And what is the Situation Room really like? Here are some of our favourite insights from A Promised Land.
Ahead of the release of A Promised Land, the first volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoirs, The Confessions of Frannie Langton author Sara Collins reflects on what his 2008 election meant to a generation of people all around the world.
It’s well known that former President Barack Obama and his family are big readers. Whilst in office, both Barack and Michelle would often read picture books out loud to children at events. We’ve rounded up a selection of stories that have received a big thumbs up from the Obamas.
Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, and the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
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