Newton’s lore: finding the alien in Bowie

As London audiences are learning right now, Thomas Jerome Newton was a character with whom David Bowie remained fascinated, right through to the end of his life. And the person … Continue Reading →


You’ve made something out of nothing: Enda Walsh and Lazarus

Over the next week, I’ll be updating this site with a string of interviews to reflect the UK Opening of Lazarus, and the appearance of the updated version of Starman. … Continue Reading →


Updated Starman, Tofifest, V&A and more.

I’m pleased to confirm that the updated UK edition of Starman is now in the shops, and also to announce a string of author appearances in London and Torun, Poland, … Continue Reading →


A rebel is made: Brian Jones and the Protherough Affair

  Readers of Sympathy for the Devil might well remember the incident that marks the dawn of Brian Jones’s rebel status: namely, the “Protherough Affair.” This was a dispute between … Continue Reading →

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Houdini in Islington

I’ll be giving a talk about Lazarus and David Bowie’s Houdini Magic this Wednesday, 27 January at Waterstone’s, in one of their best locations, Islington Green, 7.30 (I remember that this … Continue Reading →


I’ll be free just like that Bluebird

Like countless people across the world, I was shocked by Monday’s morning’s news. David Bowie was a beacon of hope, of possibilities, for me and countless others. My life would not have … Continue Reading →


Brian auf Deutsch

There are several translations of Brian Jones: Sympathy for the Devil imminent. I was pleased to take delivery this morning of the German version; published by Hannibal Verlage.


Paint It Black Friday!

Paint it Black Friday! A reminder that I’ll be doing a reading from Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones at Book Court in Brooklyn this Friday, 27 November.


Hello, Marilu!

I enjoyed talking to Marilu Henner, perhaps best known from Taxi, about Brian last night! The show is syndicated widely and also available online. Here’s audio of our talk, on … Continue Reading →


Brian in Brooklyn: 27 November

I’m very excited to announce my first US in-store for the US paperback, at that celebrated store, Book Court in Brooklyn. I’ll be there at 7, giving a reading – … Continue Reading →