Following her hotly-acclaimed The Singer, Cathi Unsworth‘s Jack the Stripper-themed novel Bad Penny Blues (“a tale of prostitutes, Pop Art, swinging detectives and Spiritualism”) will be out later this year. Before that, however, she features in the forthcoming Punk Fiction anthology (which also includes the likes of Billy Childish, Stewart Home and musical luminaries such as Johnny Marr and Alison Mosshart), in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Cathi will also be appearing at the London Transport Museum on 3 April, as part of its Friday Lates season, with her ‘Crime in the City’ night, which also features themed music for the occasion. Entry is £8, 18.30-21.00.
Finally, Harriet Vyner will be in discussion with Cathi about the life and times of Robert Fraser and his famous Fraser Gallery at 69 Duke Street, London – a meeting place for many of the key artists, musicians and writers of the Sixties.
The Sohemian Society Presents: Pop Goes the Easel
Harriet Vyner, author of Groovy Bob, will be in conversation with Cathi Unsworth, upstairs at The Wheatsheaf, Rathbone Place, London W1 on 7 April, £3 on the door, starts 7.30pm
First posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2009.