I was googling around at the weekend to scrupulously check eligibility of varius songs for the Afterword 90s playlist when I discovered to my delight that Kathryn Williams has written her first novel: The Ormering Tide(Wrecking Ball Press). It’s going on my Must Read list.
“Kathryn Williams’ haunting first novel blends memory and island landscape, community, family and dark secrets, to explore how we emerge from the maze of childhood and adolescence into ourselves, able to name the shadows. A darkly brilliant debut which stays in the mind.” – Carol Ann Duffy
She is in good company. James Yorkston has a novel Three Craws. And Willie Vlautin (Richmond Fontain, The Delines) has published six novels. I’ve read one, Don’t Skip out on me (2018) and it was excellent. A young man endeavours to fulfil his dreams of becoming a professional boxer.
Are there any other musicians who’ve written novels, short stories or memoirs that we ought to know about? For the publisher, a novel by someone who is already a celebrity is often a gift. But not always. How about examples of works of fiction which were shameless vanity projects? I just discovered that Mozza has written a novel The » Continue Reading.