Fact and fiction inspired by the post-punk band The Fall.
Dave Simpson, Peter Wild and Niall Griffiths
Ever been held hostage in a dressing room with your parents? Ever been thrown off the bus in the middle of a Swedish forest or abandoned at a foreign airport? Ever been asked to play at one of the UK’s biggest music festivals with musicians you’ve just met who are covered in blood, or taken part in a ‘recording session’ in a speeding Transit?
If so you’ve probably been in The Fall. Dave Simpson made it his mission to track down everyone who has ever played in Britain’s most berserk, brilliant group. In The Fallen: Searching for the Missing Members of The Fall, he uncovers a changing Britain, tales of madness and genius, and wreaks havoc on his personal life.
Dave will be joined by Manchester-based Peter Wild, the editor of Perverted by Language: Fiction Inspired by the Fall and two contributors, including Niall Griffiths.
Dave Simpson writes on music and the arts for the Guardian newspaper from his base in the North of England.
Set to a Fall soundtrack, the event will include readings, interviews and discussion chaired by Peter Wild.
Added by canongatebooks on October 6, 2009