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Bowie's Book: John O'Connell In Conversation

Wednesday 3rd of June 

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Get your tickets for John O'Connell In Conversation at:

John O’Connell is the former book editor at Time Out Magazine and writes regularly for The Guardian and The Times. He wrote Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life in 2019.


Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life – a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, The Iliad to The Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was. In Bowie's Books, John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in. Brilliantly illustrated throughout and the perfect gift for Bowie fans and book lovers, Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.

John will be interviewed by Ed Needham, editor of Strong Words, taking the audience through an immersive experience hailing credit to Bowie himself.

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