Paul Morley - Book Event
Tickets for Paul Morley - Book Event at Gorilla
To mark the publication of ‘The North (And Almost Everything In It)’, the renowned writer/broadcaster Paul Morley will be reading from the work, discussing his ideas, life, and career with Dave Haslam, taking audience questions, and signing copies of ‘The North’. Paul Morley’s work as a journalist and broadcaster has done much to shape and define Manchester music; his work at ‘NME’ championing Joy Division in the late 1970s in particular. But his life and career have taken numerous other intriguing twists, including his A&R and marketing role in Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s career. His relationship with his father, who committed suicide, is explored in his book ‘Nothing’ and his Joy Division writings are collected in ‘Piece by Piece’. His views on music feature heavily in the pages of The Observer and the Guardian and on Newsnight Review.
‘The North (And Almost Everything In It)’ is a mix of memoir, social history and cultural observation in which Paul explores his own, and our sense, of what it is to be Northern. We'll hear from Paul why and how he wrote this book, and how his "memory and experience of the North is as much an hallucination as it is reality."
If all this isn’t enough to discuss, Morley is currently in the process of writing a book about Anthony H Wilson.
Doors at 6.30pm, event starts 7.30pm