Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Hayley

      Late Autumn Supporter Giveaway   11/27/2020

      I know that winter is well on the way, but I'm sneaking the autumn giveaway in here, right at the end of the season...     I thought this giveaway seemed particularly appropriate for this year: Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink.  I'm sure some of you will have heard of this book. It came out in September and has had brilliant reviews. It's been described as a love letter to reading and I think all of us have truly appreciated 'the comfort and joy of books' this year.  It is also a really beautiful hardback. Please excuse my picture-taking skills, it's really hard to get a good picture of something that's shiny!   As always, patreon supporters will be automatically entered into the draw. If you're not a supporter but you'd like to join our patreon you can do so here:  bookclubforum.co.uk is creating a book community | Patreon
alatter

Looking for autofiction novels by British writers

Recommended Posts

I am currently looking for autofiction novels by British writers. I know many autofiction novels by American, Scandinavian, and German writers but I need to find one or two by writers from Britain because I want to write a paper about autofiction and since I am studying English Literature and Culture I am only allowed to discuss works by British authors.

It would, therefore, be of tremendous help if you could recommend me some books!

Thanks very much for your trouble, I really appreciate it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, welcome to the forum! 

 

That's an interesting choice of genre. I don't really know a lot about it, but I'm not sure it was particularly popular in Britain. I think Joanna Walsh should fit the criteria though?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One that comes immediately to mind is Hello Darling, Are You Working? by Rupert Everett, which I read earlier this year.  It's not 100% autofiction, but it does have a LOT of  events from and similarities with his own life.

 

If I can think of any more, I'll add them!

 

Edit:  I thought of another one:  The Temple by Stephen Spender.

Edited by Onion Budgie
added a book

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The likes of James Herriot and Gerald Durrell could be described as autofiction (I had to look up the term, I hadn't heard of it before :lol:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×