Books by Andrew Wilson

Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Wilson is more insightful about Plath's personality than her writings, but this warts-and-all portrait has much valuable new material about her early years."
Sylvia Plath's (1932-1963) relationship with Ted Hughes "has taken on the resonance of a modern myth," writes biographer/journalist Wilson (Shadow of the Titanic, 2012, etc.), who argues that excessive focus on it "obscures many aspects of [her] life and work." Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2012

"Disasters change people. Wilson counts the ways, often effectively and affectingly."
A biographer joins others writers swimming in the centennial vortex of the Titanic, which sank on Apr. 14, 1912. Read full book review >
HAROLD ROBBINS by Andrew Wilson
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Drivel about a driveler."
The superficial life of the superficial author of all those superficial, lubricious and extraordinarily popular sleaze-fests of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s, when ghost writers replaced the dying doyen of the "dirty novel." Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2003

"Perhaps no one 'can document a life in all its richness,' but Wilson has come close, getting at Highsmith from a number of angles and showing the splinters of identity in his subject that she herself found so captivating. (Two 8-page b&w photo inserts, not seen)"
A closely drawn portrait of the writer who "celebrated irrationality, chaos and emotional anarchy, and regarded the criminal as the perfect example of the twentieth-century existentialist hero." Read full book review >
THE UKRAINIANS by Andrew Wilson
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An exceptional history, the kind that supplies not pat answers but food for thought within a lush context of documented and mythological past. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A tightly reined yet sweeping introductory examination of Ukrainian identity and history. Read full book review >