Get Londonist in your inbox The best things to do in London. She and her siblings were homeschooled, learning about Italian architecture one day, and milking goats the next. Londonist in your inbox Plan your day ahead or read the day’s London headlines with our daily emails. Your e-mail address will not be published. Web More Posts I wanted to capture something of the mundanity, the pragmatism, the normalness of alternative ways of living — a post-hippie lifestyle — and to do it without being snide or cruel. It would take months, years, in one place to get to grips with that, so I interviewed people who’d lived at communities, or grown up on them, to get a sense of the dynamics.
She and her siblings were homeschooled, learning about Italian architecture one day, and milking goats the next. Although this sounds like some sort of literary support group, it was in fact an instalment of Homework, a monthly evening of performances hosted by a group of talented and enthusiastic writers donned Aisle16, joined in this instance by special guest Nick Hornby. The coolest London events from our partners. You have no items in your cart. Report a problem Something wrong with this article? Did it feel difficult to follow up?
The next night is this Wednesday and the theme is Games. How did you approach writing your second book after the huge success of Submarine?
Rachel Holdsworth Lit Preview: Photo of Homework by Andy Tandy. How did you learn about the daily practicalities and human dynamics of a commune? Those would be my main criteria for entrance: Want to get some nice things? Homework is a new material try-out night from a group of funny, smart and leftfield performance poets who are also novelists, journalists and comedians. Up and Down the Dial of British Radiowas kind enough to explain how the group of writers formed and this singular night came to be: But also, I quickly realised that I wouldn’t get an accurate picture of the tensions, politics, allegiances in a community by just staying a few days.
The only song I ever listen to while writing is this one: What would your ideal commune be like? Clare has been denied his first choice: After writing Submarine in the first person, what was it like writing this book from the perspectives of a few characters with different ages and genders?
The must-read London articles. It was a real challenge to try and switch off that self-censoring voice as I was writing. I’d better write something that’s just hugely different to show everyone how incredibly virtuoso I am.
It transpired a Vietnam veteran had murdered a shop attendant in Soho, and once assured it was an inevitability the guilty party would be incriminated, Hornby agreed jos the hope the experience might provide inspiration for his career-in-waiting.
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Dunyhorne, and Russian Roulette karaoke, where you don’t know what song you’ll get. Doors open at 7. And once I was really in the deep end of Wild AbandonI managed to stop worrying and just go for it.
homework – Luke Wright
Before Wild Abandonhomewofk time I tried to write in the third person, I always ended up sounding like a bad imitation of Jane Austen. I had known these guys since their early days — I was in the same year at university as Joel and Luke, and used to go and watch them at gigs dunthotne Norwich and at festivals so it was pretty exciting to be able to be a part.
This is the fifth year they’ve run a summer season of themed nights to test out new work. Emily Cleaver is Litro’s Online Editor. I did two types of research. We are very lucky to have Homework, that it has developed and evolved and gives us the chance to carry out ideas which otherwise would never have life beyond conversations in pubs.
At the end the whole audience were given a Tom Cruise mask and joined in a mass recital. Joe Dunthorne is hailed as one of the most exciting and talented writers in the UK, and this week the year-old follows up on the promise of his genre-defining debut, with the release of Wild Abandon, his second novel.
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You didn’t read the gangster novel. When her parents broke hoemwork, it split the community in two. I would build my community on the twin pillars of sport and cooking.
Let us know here. I wanted homfwork capture something of the mundanity, the pragmatism, the normalness of alternative ways of living — a post-hippie lifestyle — and to do it without being snide or cruel. The real challenge was to write in the third person, but to keep hold of my own personality in the prose.