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Voidoid Live


A new edition of Richard Hell‘s classic 1973 novelina The Voidoid is out now on 38th Street with illustrations by Kier Cooke Sandvik (more from the young Norwegian artist here).

Richard Hell and Kier Cooke Sandvik will sign the book on Saturday 27 June at Printed Matter (195 Tenth Avenue, New York City, 5-7pm, free) following a short reading:

The Voidoid was written in 1973 in a little furnished room on East 10th St. I was staying with Jennifer (‘my thoughts and me are like ships that pass in the night’) in her apartment down the block overlooking the graveyard at St. Mark’s Church. The Neon Boys was stalled because we couldn’t find a second guitar player… Every day I’d take a bottle of wine with me across the street to the $16-a-week room I’d rented for writing. The method was I’d keep going till I got to the end of a single-spaced page, which was pretty far. I’d wake up an hour later and have to drink a whole lot of water.”

First posted: Friday, June 19th, 2009.

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