Author George Pendle on his biography of Jack Parsons, the scientist, mysticist and follower of Aleister Crowley, now dramatized on CBS

Chris Kraus’s biography of the first female ‘Great Writer as Countercultural Hero’

Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

The importance of an artist's biography

The evolution of an artist and musician

The work of the late French artist and novelist Édouard Levé explores the ‘fiction of identity’