Books by Ian Bell

TIME OUT OF MIND by Ian Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Bell often succeeds in freezing time, permitting us glimpses of one of the multiple Dylans creating art in one of his multiverses."
The second volume of the Scottish journalist's massive life of the astonishing performer and songwriter who, though now 73, continues to puzzle, amaze and perturb in equal measure. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A TIME by Ian Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A middling book. Greil Marcus is better on Dylan's place in the context of the 'old, weird America,' though Bell ventures some useful observations from afar."
A British journalist peers across the Atlantic to suss out what Bob Dylan has been up to over the last half-century. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A lively biography that Stevenson himself would have enjoyed."
On the eve of the centennial of his death: an ardent life of Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) that emphasizes the man rather than his writings. Read full book review >