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Man-Eating Typewriter: Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2023

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Tonkin, Boyd (31 March 2023). "Man-Eating Typewriter — the seediness of sixties Soho". Financial Times . Retrieved 2 August 2023. Richard has collaborated with 1 of 100 on a special edition T-shirt to mark the publication of Man-Eating Typewriter. Featuring Novak’s favourite slogan - LUBRICATE REALITY WITH DREAMS - in a handwritten font by Milward, the organic cotton T-shirts are available in two colourways: blue denim and white.

Not at all. It was a brilliant mix of people and a time of real togetherness but I hid my writing like a secret vice. A big catalyst was reading the anthology Children of Albion Rovers when I was 11 or 12. It had Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner and Laura Hird. That book and Trainspotting revealed to me that you could write whatever you wanted, however you wanted. I started writing and sent stuff to Canongate because they’d published Children of Albion Rovers and they sent a really positive rejection quite soon after, saying: “There’s no way you’re 12! Keep going.” My English teacher read it out to the class but from that point on, kids being kids, other kids would come up to me saying: “Oh, have you written any novels recently?” It did make me very private about my writing. I wasn’t writing to impress people and that’s the same now; I want my books to do well but I don’t want fame. I’d prefer to vanish and for the books to exist on their own. Llewellyn Smith, Caspar (15 February 2009). "A night out with the young bard of Boro". The Guardian . Retrieved 19 October 2020. artists and writers respond to the music of Mogwai with a vivid collection of texts and mixed media combining essays, poems, painting, drawing, photos, assemblage, installation and graphic illustration. The result is a fascinating portrait as playful and mischievous as the band itself. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for biographies. Please help to demonstrate the notability of the topic by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. If notability cannot be shown, the article is likely to be merged, redirected, or deleted. This design is printed onto white or blue denim super soft 100% Organic Cotton as usual,and hand printed in Glasgow.

Raymond Novak, the Polari-speaking anarchist protagonist of Man-Eating Typewriter litters his memoirs with all sorts of different rousing slogans, and his favourite by far is: LUBRICATE REALITY WITH DREAMS. Whether you’re familiar with the book or not, it’s a clarion call for disaffected dreamers everywhere, and it’s special to collaborate with 1 of 100 on these T-shirts: stylishly, sustainably, righteously spreading Novak’s gildi lavs hither-thither…' - Richard Milward In the lead-up to the announcement of the Goldsmiths Prize 2023, Richard was interviewed in the New Statesman by Ellen Peirson-Hagger, judge and assistant culture editor. The article is behind a paywall, but you can register for three free articles a month. Read the piece HERE. In this extraordinary technical feat, Richard Milward plunges us into the dizzying landscape of 1960’s London with the story of Raymond Novak, an anarchist promising to commit the crime of the century, and the publishers hoping to capitalize on his violence.

Richard has written a piece on his drinking habits for the My Life in Beer series on brewingfolk.co, courtesy of Verdant Brewing Co, featuring Charles Baudelaire, Bellabrusco, Tetley’s Imperial, The Lexington, and much more. Read the piece HERE Find sources: "Richard Milward"– news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR ( October 2020) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message) Man-Eating Typewriterhas been shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2023, alongside Amy Arnold’s Lori & Joe, Kate Briggs’ The Long Form, H. Gareth Gavin’s Never Was, Benjamin Myers’ Cuddy and Adam Thirlwell’s The Future Future. The judges for this year’s prize are Tom Lee, Maddie Mortimer, Helen Oyeyemi and Ellen Peirson-Hagger. Bartlett, Neil (18 March 2023). "Man-Eating Typewriter by Richard Milward review – homage to 60s gay counterculture". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 2 August 2023.I’ve reconnected with the Beat writers because my wife and I recently went to San Francisco and Los Angeles on honeymoon. I love the poetry of Charles Bukowski, Richard Brautigan and Allen Ginsberg and it seems so much more vivid now that I’ve witnessed up close the vast disparity between America’s haves and have-nots. Skid Row in Los Angeles is one of the bleakest places I’ve seen. I’m sure we’re the only couple that have willingly gone there on honeymoon but I wanted to see it. A lot of the Beats were aiming to transcend poverty or find bliss outside the material stranglehold of modern America. It was that search for freedom that really appealed when I first got into them, when me and my mates were taking ecstasy every weekend and living as much of the 60s ideal as you could in mid-00s Middlesbrough. Longtime collaborators with Richard’s publisher White Rabbit, 1 of 100 have worked with all manner of innovative musicians, illustrators, artists, fashionistas, DJs, misfits and anyone else with a story to tell. Climate neutral, using low impact 100% organic cotton, and hand-printed in small editions, their T-shirts are a joy inside and out. Ellen Peirson-Hagger: The novel’s language and outlandish goings-on make it an incredibly fun read. What is the role of humour and pleasure in literature, and is there enough of it? Does the novel’s linguistic and structural complexity explain why it’s been so long since your last book?

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