“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”


DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)


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02 September 2013

EVIDENCE OF VINEYARDS ON MARS LAUNCH

photo Leo Davis
photo Philip White



photo Philip White

Glen Wagland, keyboards, George Grainger Aldridge, illustrations, Philip White, words ... unless otherwise attributed, these photographs were taken by David Hinds at The Garage and The Loft in Adelaide at the launch of the first of our funny books: Evidence Of Vineyards On Mars (foreword by Booker and Whitbread Prize winner DBC Pierre) ... full house; brisk sales; unruly mob; only lies told; that's Big George up the top.  The official T-shirts didn't come through in time, so he drew that one just for the day ... and oh yes: did you spot the UFOs?  Everybody else looked away, but I got 'em there in the window ... Evidence of Vineyards on Mars is available for $25 from
cwhite@adam.com.au

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Whitey, Who's bald head is that hiding behind Carol Whitelock and talking to Dave Hinds ?

Philip White said...

Dunno. I thought it was Carol's halo.

Ralph Schneider said...

Surprised that a writer (of all people) would erroneously write "forward" instead of "foreword" on his book! I wonder if the Booker Prize-winning D.B.C. Pierre noticed that he was credited on the cover with the "Forward".

Philip White said...

We're always looking ahead, Herr Schneider. Get a fucking joke up you.