Will Ashon

Publications

Strange Labyrinth

Events

16/07/2017, 16:15 - 17:15

Will Ashon in Conversation with Dan Richards at Wealden Literary Festival

In litter-strewn Epping Forest on the edge of London, might a writer find that magical moment of transcendence? He will certainly discover filthy graffiti and frightening dogs, as well as world-renowned artists and fading celebrities, robbers, lovers, ghosts and poets. But will he find himself? Or a version of himself he might learn something from? Strange Labyrinth is a quest narrative arguing that we shouldn't get lost in order to find ourselves, but solely to accept that we are lost in the first place. It has been billed as a future cult classic in which landscape writing meets punk history, academic troublemaking, psychogeography and memoir. Having worked as a music journalist, Will Ashon founded the record label Big Dada Recordings in 1996, signing acts like Roots Manuva, Wiley, Diplo, Kate Tempest and Young Fathers and, in the process, winning the Mercury Music Prize twice. Dan Richards is the author of Holloway (co-authored with Robert Macfarlane and illustrated by Stanley Donwood), The Beechwood Airship Interviews and Climbing Days. His next book Outpost will tell the story of his tour of different wilderness outposts across the world. Dan was Rough Trade Writer in Residence for 2016.
Kent, UK, Boldshaves Garden, Woodchurch, Kent, TN26 3RA
billetto.co.uk

20/09/2017, 19:45 - 22:00

Will Ashon in Conversation at Kenilworth Arts Festival

Will Ashon is a novelist, former music journalist and founder of the Big Dada imprint of Ninja Tune Records. His debut non-fiction book, Strange Labyrinth, was published by Granta in April 2017 and has been described by The Guardian as a "glorious... anarchic hymn to the scruffy edgeland of Epping Forest". Strange Labyrinth is a quest narrative arguing that we shouldn't get lost in order to find ourselves, but solely to accept that we are lost in the first place. It is a singular blend of landscape writing, political indignation, cultural history and wit from a startling new voice in non-fiction. We are delighted that Will is going to be joining us to talk about Strange Labyrinth, his journeys through the forest and the "outlaws, poets, mystics, murderers" that he met along the way. We will be announcing further details about this event shortly!
Warwickshire, UK, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

18/08/2017

Will Ashon with John Grindrod & Travis Elborough at Green Man Festival

Come get lost with us while Will Ashon, author of the acclaimed journey into Epping Forest 'Strange Labyrinth', John Grindrod whose forthcoming book 'Outskirts' looks at the Green Belt and Travis Elborough author 'The Park' explore the art of getting lost in places that seem familiar.
Wales, UK, Brecon Beacons, Wales
greenman.net





 
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