2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9SU

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Canongate Books present
Nick Cave
David Whitehouse and Jed Milroy
Hosted by Salena Godden

Tickets £8(£6) on the door
Advance tickets available from www.roxyarthouse.org (subject to a booking fee of £1.50)

For the culturally curious and lovers of after-hours good times, Canongate Books are joining forces with the Edinburgh International Film Festival for a midsummer, film-spiked instalment of their unique literary club night, Irregular. Expect treats for the ears and eyes with great writers, short films and the best in live music and DJs, all savoured beneath the fabulous (deconsecrated) arches of one of Edinburgh's most breathtaking gothic spaces.

This month we are hugely excited to be joined by the legendary Nick Cave, who will be reading from the newly published paperback of his bestselling novel The Death of Bunny Munro, a brilliant, dark and provocative tale of one man's road to ruin.

‘Put Cormac McCarthy, Franz Kafka and Benny Hill together in a Brighton seaside guesthouse and they might just come up with The Death of Bunny Munro. A compulsive read possessing all Nick Cave's trademark horror and humanity.’ Irvine Welsh

David Whitehouse will give a sneak preview of his debut novel Bed, published by Canongate in 2011, an enchanting tale of two brothers and why one just won’t get out of bed. The book tackles mortality, decay, obesity and depression, and yet it is life-affirming, warm, moving and utterly unforgettable. David will also be showing his short film The Archivist (Warp Films), which opened the BBC Electric Proms in 2008 and won accolades at Berlin and Seattle Film Festivals.

Irregular will be the first to screen an exclusive interview with 'godfather of hip hop' Gil Scott-Heron from Ridley Scott's RSA Films. Canongate recently reissued his novels The Vulture and The Nigger Factory, and poetry collection Now and Then, alongside his critically-acclaimed new album I'm New Here, released earlier this year on XL Records.

Taking a break from touring with The Aliens, roving musician Jed Milroy will complete this stellar line up with sweet melodies and finger-picking acoustic songs summoning wild places and beautiful people. www.myspace.com/jedmilroy.

The evening will be hosted by Salena Godden, one of the biggest names on the poetry scene and "The General" of The Book Club Boutique, Soho's hippest literary salon.

The Death of Bunny Munro in paperback is out now.

Added by canongatebooks on June 11, 2010

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