Stuart Cosgrove is interviewing none other than author, John Niven at Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick this evening. Media Editor of the New Musical Express (NME) in the 80s, Stuart Cosgrove has more than 20 years involvement with Channel 4, multiple arts and business development roles and is author of a trilogy of books on Sixties Soul Music and Social Change. Former A&R manager, John Niven is here to talk about the follow-up to Kill Your Friends, Kill ’Em All, and also spoke with The Fountain about what to expect from tonight’s event.
TF: You are talking at Fringe by the Sea twice this year with broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove and also about your new book, Kill ‘Em All, quite a coup?
Two fine Scotsmen for the price of one. Quite the coup indeed.
TF: Can we expect a reading from the new title, what can we look forward to from Kill ‘Em All?
The usual stuff: boy finds girl, boy loses girl, boy tears the world apart in raw fury.
TF: Have you been to Fringe by the Sea before, I am curious how it compares with the larger, bigger book festival in Edinburgh?
I haven’t been before, so I’m looking forward to finding out myself!
TF: How do you find the Scottish crowd, when it comes to your book events?
Boisterous, in a word. Though North Berwick might be more sedate….
TF: What do you plan to get out of the festival and North Berwick, whilst you are there, I hope you get nice weather?
Apart from the fine events of the festival, I’m hoping to get some golf in at North Berwick!
Stuart Cosgrove in conversation with John Niven is on Tuesday 6th August and John will be talking about his new book on Wednesday 7th August at Fringe By The Sea