Booklist - Women's Biography and Autobiography

Recently published women's biographies. (To keep this list from getting too long, we remove older titles from it every so often - but you'll still find them in other booklists according to their subject)

(See also these related booklists: Women in the Middle East, Women in Africa, Black British Women, Irish Women, Lesbian Lives & Histories, Women in China, Women in Asia, Black American Women, Biography and Autobiography, Nawal El-Saadawi, Women & Disability, Scottish Women, Vera Brittain, Black and Asian Biography and Autobiography, Environmental Memoirs and Biographies, Women in Education, Andrea Dworkin, Anne Frank, ).

This is probably only a very limited selection of the books that available on this subject! New books are added to our website every week, and don't forget, you can search our database of the 1.5 million books in print & order securely at our other website:!

There are 142 books in this booklist - they are listed in order of year of publication. Newest titles are at the top. (We may not have all of them in stock right now, get in touch to find out)

Freaks Like Me by Georgina Peterson, £7.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781788785952

Historical Heroines: 100 Women You Should Know About by Michelle Rosenberg and Sonia Picker, £14.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781526715333

Now You See Me: Lesbian Life Stories by Jane Traies (Editor), £11.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781909347106

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780349009773

First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780571336807

A Most Un-Ladylike Occupation by Lisa Wright, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781912362929

These Bones Will Rise Again by Panashe Chigumadzi, £7.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781999683306

I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780349008370

After Kathy Acker: A Biography by Chris Kraus, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780141986654

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe, £7.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781784708443

To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine, £14.99 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9780571326211

War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 by Stephen Bourne, £12.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781909762855

Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781471164422

Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina, £8.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780141986616

The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781846149825

Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla, £14.99 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781911547204

How To Be Champion by Sarah Millican, £7.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781409174325

Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography by Boel Westin, £14.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781908745569

Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng, £15.00 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781844039838

Rocking the Boat: Welsh Women who Championed Equality 1840-1990 by Angela V. John, £20.00 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781912109500

Miss Muriel Matters: The Fearless Suffragist Who Fought for Equality by Robert Wainwright, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781760632687

My European Family: The First 54,000 Years by Karin Bojs, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781472941459

Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, £10.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781473671003

Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780571328529

Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up by Xiaolu Guo, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781784702946

Meatless Days by Sara Suleri, £8.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780241342466

Brave by Rose McGowan, £20.00 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9780008291082

Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst, £8.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781781257760

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson, £18.99 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781781255285

A Woman's Work by Harriet Harman, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780141983868

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele, £16.99 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781786893024

100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know by Hannah Jewell, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781473671263

Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King, £10.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781472947338

In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780008209193

Passage Across the Mersey by Robert Bhatia, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780008168889

Last Girl Standing by Trina Robbins, £17.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781683960140

The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon, £10.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780099575726

The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780007548200

In Gratitude by Jenny Diski, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781408879948

Patti Smith: American Artist by Frank Stefanko, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781683830153

A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781786071583

Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci, £19.99 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9783791383880

Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780099593379

Your Life in My Hands by Rachel Clarke, £16.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781786064516

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781784702755

Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781786071194

Billie Holiday by José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo, £17.99 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9781681120935

Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart by Mike Roussel, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780750979481

Jo Cox: More in Common by Brendan Cox, £16.99 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9781473659186

Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781785781889

The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom by Peter Popham, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781846043734

Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780062435095

A Gift from Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram by Patience Ibrahim and Andrea C. Hoffmann, £13.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781408708958

The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780571332274

The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write by Sabrina Mahfouz (Editor), £12.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780863561467

Nasty Women by Various authors, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780995623828

The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead, £20.00 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9780349008776

This Mum Runs by Jo Pavey, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780224100434

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780349006208

The Rise, the Fall, and the Rise by Brix Smith Start, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780571325061

A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight by Maria Toorpakai, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781509800810

Modern Women: 52 Pioneers by Kira Cochrane, £20.00 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9780711237896

Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind by Joan Bakewell, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780349006116

Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction by Erika Janik, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780807047880

I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This by Nadja Spiegelman, £12.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781911231059

Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution by Julia Alekseyeva, £13.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781621069690

Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780349134512

What Happened, Miss Simone? by Alan Light, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781782118749

Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780571330997

Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781473632042

Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition by Claire Brock, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781785781667

The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading by Nilanjana Roy, £10.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9789350297117

Evelyn Dove: Britain's Black Cabaret Queen by Stephen Bourne, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781909762350

A Woman on the Edge of Time: A Son's Search for His Mother by Jeremy Gavron, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781925228632

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs, £12.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781594749254

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781780749204

M Train by Patti Smith, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781408867709

Clothes, Music, Boys. by Viv Albertine, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780571328284

Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States by Sheila Rowbotham, £25.00 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781784785888

Tove Jansson: Work and Love by Tuula Karjalainen, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780141978826

Princess: Secrets to Share by Jean Sasson, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780857503084

Get A Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781781254981

Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer by Kristina DuRocher, £24.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781138786882

The Virago Book of Women Gardeners by Deborah Kellaway, £14.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9780349008653

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781782115489

Hope: My Life in Football by Hope Powell, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781472925565

The Mind Thief by Maria Katsonis, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781785630194

The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Remain Twenty-Something for Ever by Isy Suttie, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781474600880

Grey is the Colour of Hope by Irina Ratushinskaya, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781473637221

Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown by Lezley McSpadden, £20.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781942872528

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781783783021

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781447275220

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9781607749769

Spectacles: A Memoir by Sue Perkins, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781405918558

Reckless by Chrissie Hynde, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781785031465

Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781783782727

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780241973035

What Goes Around: A London Cycle Courier's Story by Emily Chappell, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781783350537

To School Through the Fields by Alice Taylor, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781847178237

An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar by Reinhard Kleist, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781910593097

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781447238348

Dare to be Free: Women in Trade Unions, Past and Present by Bernadette Hyland and Michael Herbert, £3.95 (, 2016) ISBN 9780993224713

Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781849046602

Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life by Nina Stibbe, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780241976715

Letters to My Fanny by Cherry Healey, £7.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781405919791

The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Bryan Talbot and Mary Talbot, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9780224102346

I've Always Kept a Unicorn: The Biography of Sandy Denny by Mick Houghton, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780571278916

Here She Comes Now: Women in Music Who Have Changed Our Lives by Jeff Gordinier and Marc Weingarten (Editors), £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781785780608

Raif Badawi: The Voice of Freedom - My Husband, Our Story by Ensaf Haidar and Andrea C Hoffmann, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781408707937

If Women Rose Rooted: The Power of the Celtic Woman by Sharon Blackie, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781910463253

Billie Holiday by John Szwed, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780099592624

The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781408859261

Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War by Niromi de Soyza, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781760293260

Life Portraits: Frida Kahlo by Zena Alkayat, illustrated by Nina Cosford, £12.00 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9780711237162

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780099592396

Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing by Tracey Thorn, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780349005249

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller, £8.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781784700591

Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781551526003

Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women by Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold, £6.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781409158295

Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King, £25.00 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9781472908537

From Cabin 'Boys' to Captains: 250 Years of Women at Sea by Jo Stanley, £20.00 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780752488783

I'll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones, £20.00 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9781471135217

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein, £16.99 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9780349007922

Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780571309351

Snapshots of A Girl by Beldan Sezen, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781551525983

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781474602112

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans, edited by Paul Buhle, £11.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781784780999

Long Time No See by Hannah Lowe, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781859643969

Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel Holmes, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781408852897

Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography by Claire Harman, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780241964439

Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling by Suze Clemitson (Editor), £16.99 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9781472912916

My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst, £7.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781784871253

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781473616257

A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780143107378

My Life, My Body by Marge Piercy, £10.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781629631059

Lady Screever - Alice Colman: The World's First Female Pavement Artist by Philip Battle, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780993379604

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781408835470

Women in Dark Times by Jacqueline Rose, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781408845165

Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner, £16.99 (hardback, 2015) ISBN 9780224099714

At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse by Joan Hart, £7.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780007596164

Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend by Karen Bartlett, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781849548762

Yes Please by Amy Poehler, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781447283317