Cosey will be appearing in conversation with Luke Turner of The Quietus about the book, and will be signing copies afterwards. We’re also lucky enough to be joined by a very special DJ on the night, John Grant.
Faber are proud to announce publication of Dig If You Will the Picture, a major new study of Prince, for publication in May 4th 2017.
Ben Greenman’s monumental yet intimate book on Prince comes a year after the star’s death at the age of 57 in an elevator at the legendary Paisley Park complex. With the release of a string of critically acclaimed albums and a new solo tour, the Minneapolis Genius looked set for a renaissance after a quiet-ish (by his standards) decade or so. And then: the silence, forever.
Dig If You Will The Picture is a portrait of The Artist, who was also the artist who will be remembered by many as the brightest, most seductive and enigmatic pop star of his generation. In thematically structured chapters, Ben Greenman anatomizes a career and an aesthetic that at times seemed otherworldly. Drawing on over 40 studio albums, a repertoire of 2,000 plus live shows and close analysis of the unreleased highlights of the Vault, Dig If You Will the Picture is a critical consideration of Prince’s art, a testimony to the author’s deep and abiding personal connection to the work, and a fitting memorial.
Ben Greenman is a New York Times-bestselling author and New Yorker contributor who has written both fiction and non-fiction. His novels and short-story collections include The Slippage and Superbad; he was Questlove’s collaborator on Mo Meta Blues and Something To Food About; and he has also written memoirs with George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. His journalism, criticism, and fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, McSweeneys, Rolling Stone, Miami New Times, and elsewhere, and his work has been widely anthologised.
We’re excited to share details of the first collaboration between Faber Social and Faber Members, with a double bill of events celebrating the short and sweet.
Join us over two evenings as we put the short story centre stage.
On Wednesday, 1 March at 7pm Faber Social will host six of the finest short storywriters in an evening of readings at The Social in central London.
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD
Tickets available here.
Then on Thursday, 2 March at 7pm at our home at Bloomsbury House, Faber Members will bring together three award-winning writers – Tessa Hadley, Peter Hobbs and Thomas Morris – to discuss the art of the short story form.
Faber & Faber, 74-77 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DA