Flashback: Parties for the People by the People
Fergal Kinney with Jamie Holman and Alex Zawadzki
Musa Okwonga and 4 Brown Girls Who Write
Roy in conversation with Will Burns
A publishing venture in the mould of the pioneering record label. Bringing the same original spirit and radical direction to the world of book publishing. Embodying the “same original spirit and radical direction” that the independent label has cultivated over the past 40 years and counting, Rough Trade Books is a new literary imprint. Launching with a set of twelve pamphlets – known as Rough Trade Editions – each publication brings together “The very highest calibre of artists, writers, poets, musicians, photographers, illustrators and thinkers producing work relating to their relationship with the counter-culture”.
Rough Trade Books have released memoirs and pamphlets from an array of extraordinary bluedot favourites including Musa Okwonga (author of our Book Of 2021, ‘In The End It Was All About Love’), Cold War Steve, Pete Fowler and Jarvis Cocker. We’re excited to welcome them to bluedot for a special afternoon of talks and readings.