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Plucked from obscurity in Glasgow, Rab Dillon is about to become the next great protest singer. Seduced by promises of stardom he travels down to London, carrying only the guitar... Read more
Plucked from obscurity in Glasgow, Rab Dillon is about to become the next great protest singer. Seduced by promises of stardom he travels down to London, carrying only the guitar given to him by the girl who broke his heart. There he records the debut album that will speak to the dispossessed, the disenfranchised and the disheartened. One year later, he is sleeping rough on the streets of Brighton. A modern-day ballad set across three cities and two years, The Busker is a richly comic expose of the music industry, the Occupy movement, homelessness and failing to live up to the dream.
Liam Murray Bell was born in Orkney, and has lived in both Belfast and Glasgow. He completed his MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. He has a PhD from the University of Surrey, where he also taught Creative Writing. He has published in several critical and creative journals and anthologies. His first novel, So It Is, was published in 2012. He is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling.
From William Blake through to Iain Sinclair, literature has sought to engage with and transform urban space. Architects now seek the input of poets, and storytelling is employed in urban regeneration. Writing Urban Space investigates this relationship between imaginative writing and the built environment.
Three cities, two years, one chance: from the author of the critically acclaimed debut So It Is - shortlisted for best first book at the Scottish Book Awards 2013 - comes the hard-hitting story of a young man determined to find his voice.
Spanning the decades that saw Northern Ireland move from brutal conflict to uncertain peace in the 1990s, this powerful new take on the literature of the Troubles is both a political coming-of-age novel and a fast-paced literary thriller.
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