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Sarah Bakewell is the author of bestselling works of biography and cultural history, including How to Live: A Life of Montaigne, which won the Duff Cooper Prize for Non-Fiction, and the National Books Critics Circle Award for Biography. It was also shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award. Her latest book, At the Existentialist Café, is a spirited account of one of the twentieth century’s major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it. Weaving biography and philosophy into an epic story of passionate encounters—fights, love affairs, mentorships, rebellions, and long partnerships—this is a vital investigation into what the existentialists have to offer us today. It was selected as one of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year. Sarah has previously worked as worked as a bookseller, curator, and received a postgraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence.