Alexandra Fuller’s first book, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, was an evocative memoir of growing-up in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia in the 1970s and 1980s whichwas published to great critical acclaim in 2001. Fuller’s funny, heart-breaking and unflinching account of her African childhood was a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award, a New York Times Notable Book, and winner of the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize (now the Ondaatje Prize).
From Lutyens and Rubenstein: “Fuller will be discussing Leaving Before the Rains Come, a frank and personal sequel to Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight, in which Fuller charts with honesty, humour, sadness and the vivid perception that enchanted readers of her first book, her twenty-year marriage to Charlie Ross, the love of her life. From the brutal beauty of the Zambezi to the mountains of Wyoming – the new adventures, the unexplored paths, the insurmountable obstacles, and the many signals that they missed along the way. Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Southern Africa. She lived in Africa until her mid-twenties. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming. She has three children. She is the author of five books of non-fiction and has written for The New Yorker, Vogue, and is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Magazine.”