Stay Alive Till ’75
Publisher: Ration Books (2021)
A short memoir about life on the fringes of a religious cult set in a fading East Yorkshire seaside town. Includes The Humber Star, a poem commissioned by John Grant for Hull City of Culture 2017.
This pocket-sized edition features a portrait of the author by Lisa Cradduck.
Sweating Tears with Fat White Family
Publisher: Rough Trade Books (2019)
A revealing examination of the dysfunctional songwriting partnership at the heart of one of Britain’s most unpredictable and controversial contemporary rock ’n’ roll bands, Sweating Tears with Fat White Family features candid interviews by author Adelle Stripe with Fat White Family singer Lias Saoudi and guitarist Saul Adamczewski. From childhood traumas to adult squalor and critical success, it is a tale of bitterness, humour, excess, cruelty, and the vile affections that bind this exceptional pairing on their continued Orphean descent into the underworld.
This exclusive edition features demonic engravings by printmaker Lisa Cradduck, inspired by Berber folklore and the grotesque 16th century drolleries of Richard Breton.
An Irish Times Book of the Year 2019