All Tomorrows Parties have announced details of a book club for each of its three December festivals.
As at this year’s ATP New York, the curators of their UK 10th anniversary celebrations at Butlins, Minehead in Somerset have produced a book list, and will discuss one of them at their event.
Anyone who is interested in participating should email firstname.lastname@example.org to register in advance as space will be limited.
For The ATP Nightmare Before Christmas 2010 on 3-5 December, curators Godspeed You! Black Emperor have picked:
A Book of Common Prayer – Joan Didion (Vintage Books)
Antwerp – Roberto Bolano (W.W. Norton and Co)
The Good Life: Sixty Years of Self Sufficent Living – Helen & Scott Nearing (Schocken Books)
High Rise – J.G. Ballard (Harper)
Jane Seymour's Guide to Romantic Living – Jane Seymour (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Memory of Fire Trilogy – Eduardo Galeano (Da Capo Press Inc)
Palestine – Joe Sacco (Jonathan Cape)
Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow (Penguin)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be discussing J.G. Ballard's 'High Rise' at the event. For more information on all of these books click here.
Tickets for The Nightmare before Christmas have sold out.
For In Between Days, which takes place 6-9 December, the curators Amos have chosen:
Atomised – Michel Houellebecq (Heinemann)
Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy (Picador)
Down With Skool! A Guide to School Life for Tiny Pupils and their Parents – Geoffrey Willans (Penguin Books)
Oryx and Crake – Margret Atwood (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Rabbit Run (with reference to the other 3 in the series) – John Updike (Penguin Books)
The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks (Abacus)
At the Book Club for In Between Days, Amos will be discussing Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. For more information on all of these books click here.
Tickets for In Between Days are £100 per person for the four nights, and £75 per person for those going to the other ATP festivals, with day tickets also available.
10-12 December sees Belle And Sebastian return to curate Bowlie 2, and their list of books is as follows:
10 Rules of Rock – Robert Forster (ReadHowYouWant)
The Seventeen – Bill Drummond (Beautiful Books)
45 – Bill Drummond (Abacus)
Apathy for the Devil – Nick Kent (Faber and Faber)
Bad Vibes: Britpop and My Part in Its Downfall – Luke Haines (Heinemann)
The Celestial Cafe – Stuart Murdoch (Pomona – out soon)
Delete This at Your Peril: One Man's Fearless Exchanges with Internet Spammers – Bob Servant (Birlinn General)
Different for Girls – Louise Wener (Ebury Press)
How I Escaped My Certain Fate – Stewart Lee (Faber & Faber)
Kill Your Friends – John Niven (CCV)
The Manual: How to Have a Number One Hit the Easy Way – Bill Drummond (Omnibus)
It’s not yet confirmed which book is up for discussion at Bowlie 2, though it has been announced that Bob Servant will read from ‘Delete This At Your Peril’ and Stuart Murdoch of Belle And Sebastian will read from his forthcoming debut ‘The Celestial Café’.
For more information on all of these books click here.
Tickets for Bowlie 2 are £165 per person (room only) and £175 for self-catering.
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