John Higgs

Book Shambles

Author John Higgs is in the studio this week with Robin and Bec to talk about all things William Blake, which makes sense being that John has just written a new essay on him for the Tate Exhibition and as a major new book coming out next year about Blake. They also talk about AI, climate and the future, the subject of John’s latest book The Future Starts Here as well as Elizabeth Taylor, Matt Haig and discover The Beatles were quite good.

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Reading List

John recommends:

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake

The Red Hand Files by Nick Cave

William Blake vs the World by John Higgs

The Future Starts Here by John Higgs

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

The World Turned Upside Down by Christopher Hill

Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield

Ghoster by Jason Arnopp

The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Robin recommends:

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor

Stranger Than We Can Imagine by John Higgs

The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned a Million Pounds by John Higgs

Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe by Roberta J.M. Olson and Jay M. Pasachoff

William Blake Now: Why He Matters More Than Ever by John Higgs

The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski

Strengeland by Tracey Emin

Bec recommends:

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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