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Diana Athill

Biography

Diana Athill

Diana Athill was born in 1917. After a distinguished career as a book editor, she won the National Book Critics Circle and Costa Biography Awards for her memoir SOMEWHERE TOWARDS THE END. In January 2009, she was presented with an OBE. She lives in Highgate, London.

Diana Athill

Books by Diana Athill

by Diana Athill - Essays, Nonfiction

Diana Athill charmed readers with her prize-winning memoir, SOMEWHERE TOWARDS THE END, which transformed her into an unexpected literary star. Now, on the eve of her 98th birthday, Athill has written a sequel every bit as unsentimental, candid and beguiling as her most beloved work. Writing from her cozy room in Highgate, London, Athill begins to reflect on the things that matter after a lifetime of remarkable experiences, and the memories that have risen to the surface and sustain her in her very old age.