Time Song
Julia Blackburn
contact: juliablackburnbooks@gmail.com
Radio Plays
and Stories
News and Events
Vintage Books

More a documentary than a biography, this book based on recorded interviews with people who knew Billie Holiday during her short, wild and ultimately tragic life.

"Nowhere else is the context of her life and work so vividly captured"
Toni Morrison

"At last, a portrait of the artist and person called Billie Holiday. This extraordinary book completes her story" Mike Figgis

"Blackburn did it.; she pulled off a miracle of organisation and editing, then transformed the whole thing by the magical addition of her own voice…far too cool to come to any conclusions. She just lets Billie’s life glow’ Washington Post

Winner of the Deems Taylor Award


Time Song

Thin Paths
Thomas Blackburn's Selected Poems
The Three of Us
My Animals and Other Family
With Billie
Old Man Goya
The Leper's Companions
The Book of Colour
Daisy Bates in
the Desert
The Emperor's
Last Island
Charles Waterton
The White Men
Murmurations of Love,
Grief and Starlings