John Baxter is a renowned novelist, lecturer and broadcaster as well as a highly acclaimed film critic and film biographer. His subjects have included Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick and Von Sternberg.
He has also had a lifelong passion for book collecting, which led him to write a best-selling memoir of his life as a collector, A Pound of Paper, in which he also explores the exploding market in first editions.
In his enchanting memoir, The Most Beautiful Walk in the World(May 2011), John remembers his year-long experience of giving “literary walking tours” through his beloved Paris, where he has lived since 1989.
Baxter's upcoming book, A Year in Paris, draws upon Paris’s literary, cultural and artistic past to paint an affecting, unforgettable portrait of the city. It will be published by HarperCollins in April 2019.