Seeing what they want to see: An interview with Michael Bracewell

Loydell, Rupert ORCID logoORCID: (2023) Seeing what they want to see: An interview with Michael Bracewell. Punk & Post-Punk, 12 (2). pp. 223-234. ISSN 20441983 (In Press)

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Writer, novelist and cultural commentator Michael Bracewell was born in London in 1958 and educated at the University of Nottingham. He has written several novels and many works of non-fiction, including books about artists such as Gilbert & George and Richard Hamilton, and bands such as Roxy Music. England Is Mine. Pop Life in Albion from Wilde to Goldie (Bracewell 1997) and When Surface Was Depth. Death by Cappuccino and Other Reflections on Music and Culture in the 1990's Bracewell 2002) were much more ambitious and wide-ranging volumes that roamed popular music, culture and society, whilst his 2021 title Souvenir. London, 1979-1986 (which was reviewed in Punk & Post-Punk (Loydell 2022)) was a more reflective book which intrigued by the way it mostly wrote around the music it discussed, without engaging with it.

It was in response to Souvenir that I interviewed the author, who since my questions were sent to him has not only helped bring the new Gilbert & George Centre in East London to completion, but also published a new novel, Unfinished Business (Bracewell 2023a).

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 20441983
eISSN: 20443706
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Fashion & Textiles
Arts > Graphic Arts
Writing & Journalism > Journalism
Arts > Fine Art
Music > Popular Music
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Rupert Loydell
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2023 10:11
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 12:06


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