Book Clubs announced for December ATP Events

Friday 12th November, 2010


Book Clubs Announced For All Three December ATP Events

After a successful launch at ATP New York 2010 where our first edition curated by Jim Jarmusch included appearances from authors Luc Sante (Kill All Your Darlings) and Samantha Hunt (The Invention Of Everything Else) hosted by Carlo McCormick of Paper Magazine, the ATP Book Club returns this December for all three ATP events at Butlins, Minehead.

For Weekend One on December 3rd-5th, where the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas will be curated by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the book list picked by Godspeed is as follows:

  • 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)

At the Book Club for Nightmare Before Christmas we will be discussing J.G. Ballard's High Rise. For more information on all of these books please see this webpage

For In Between Days, which takes place December 6th-9th, our 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 we will be discussing Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. For more information on all of these books please see this webpage.

For Weekend Two on December 10th-12th, where Belle & Sebastian return to curate Bowlie 2, the book list picked by Belle & Sebastian 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)

At the Book Club for Bowlie 2 the book for discussion book will be announced very soon but in the meantime we are very happy to be joined by authors Neil Forsyth aka Bob Servant ( who will read from Delete this at Your Peril and Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian who will read from his forthcoming debut The Celestial Cafe. For more information on all of these books please see: this webpage.

Space will be limited for the Book Club so anyone who's interested in participating should email to register their interest for a Book Club at any of the three events.

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