MY BOOKS

 
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THEMES FOR GREAT CITIES: A NEW HISTORY OF SIMPLE MINDS (CONSTABLE)

2022

'A deep and thrilling dive into some of the greatest musical minds to have come out of Scotland in modern times' - Ian Rankin

SMALL HOURS: THE LONG NIGHT OF JOHN MARTYN (OMNIBUS PRESS)

2020

A 2020 Book of the Year in The Times, Telegraph, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Hot Press, Herald, MOJO, Uncut; serialised in the Guardian. Film rights optioned

COWBOY SONG: THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF PHILIP LYNOTT (CONSTABLE)

2016

Published in the US by Chicago Review Press; translated into Spanish and Italian. Film rights optioned

GEORGE HARRISON: BEHIND THE LOCKED DOOR (OMNIBUS)

2013

Published in the US by the Overlook Press, 2015; translated into German, Czech, Portuguese and Finnish; serialised in the Mail on Sunday and GQ

THE RESURRECTION OF JOHNNY CASH (JAWBONE)

2011

Published by Backbeat in US. Translated into German

UNDER THE IVY: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF KATE BUSH (OMNIBUS)

2010 (updated 2012; 2015)

Translated into German, Polish and Finnish; serialised in the Guardian

I SHOT A MAN IN RENO (CONTINUUM/BLOOMSBURY)

2008

Translated into Italian and French

WILLIE NELSON: THE OUTLAW (VIRGIN BOOKS)

2006

Foreword by Keith Richards

COMPLICATED SHADOWS: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF ELVIS COSTELLO (CANONGATE)

2004

The definitive biography of Elvis Costello