Question from Suresh Prabhu, India:
What is the difference between biography and autobiography?
Hello Suresh and thanks for your question. Well, this is a very quick and easy one to answer:
- Biography is the story of a person’s life written or told by a person or persons other than the person who is the subject of the story.
- Autobiography is the story of a person’s life written by the person themselves.
So, Suresh, if you were to write a book about your own life, for example ‘The Life of Suresh‘ by Suresh Prabhu, this would be an autobiography.
However, if I were to write the story of your life, for example ‘The Life of Suresh‘ by James Gordon, this would be a biography.
Hope that has cleared that up for you!