Sara Wheeler to write Jan Morris biography

Faber, which published many of the books of Jan Morris, has bought a biography of her by her fellow travel writer Sara Wheeler, The Bookseller reported yesterday. Laura Hassan, associate publisher at the company, said Wheeler’s proposal promised “a spirited, truly compelling” book and that the project was “the perfect marriage of subject and writer”.

Morris died in 2020, at 94. A collection of essays, Allegorizings, looking back over key moments of her life, appeared, as she had wished, the following year. Wheeler’s biography is scheduled for publication in 2026, to tie in with the centenary of Morris’s birth, when Faber will be organising events to celebrate her legacy.

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