Ruarri Joseph

Book Shambles

Ruarri Joseph is a singer-songwriter and frontman for the band William The Conqueror. He’s just written his first novel, of the same name, (available for pre-order now) which is an ‘auto fiction’ or maybe a ‘meta biography’. He chats to Robin about the challenges of writing a novel compared to a screenplay or a song, moving away from folk music, the inspiration of Kurt Vonnegut and George Saunders and a whole lot more.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

William the Conqueror by Ruarri Joseph

Modern Nature by Derek Jarman

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Your Friend Forever by Zena Barrie

Knulp by Hermann Hesse

The Outsider by Colin Wilson

The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers

The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave

Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen

The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Based on a True Story: A Memoir by Norm Macdonald

William Blake vs the World by John Higgs

Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden

On the Trail of Stardust by Jon Larsen

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