Punk Fiction - A collection of short stories, poems and Illustrations inspired by Punk Rock
Punk-inspired short stories by music and literary icons, idols and stars - including Billy Bragg, Kele Okerkeke from Bloc Party, Billy Childish, John Robb, John Niven, Lydia Lunch, Kate Pullinger, Kate Jackson from The Long Blondes, Alison Mosshart from The Kills and more.
In association with leading UK charity The Teenage Cancer Trust - a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
With a foreword by legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr
Punk Fiction is an anthology of short stories and poems submitted by an impressive line up of contributors. All pieces share a unifying theme – everything included in this collection will be inspired by a punk song. Contributors have been hand-picked from the generations that followed the punk revolution; those at the forefront of contemporary popular culture, who have been (and are still being) influenced by the movement, rather than punk’s original vanguard. Though they are drawn mainly from music, those involved embrace all the arts and include some of the most exciting contemporary authors around. The book will act as proof (if any were needed) that the punk rock legacy was not merely musical but that the stones it cast upon the surface of cultural life created ripples that reached into every corner, and exerted a force that continues to this day.
A donation to The Teenage Cancer Trust will be made for every book sold.