Kae Tempest with Willy Vlautin

Joining us across several time zones today from their home in Southeast London, poet, writer, performer Kae Tempest discusses On Connection (Faber & Faber), their first work of nonfiction, with fellow writer/musician Willy Vlautin. Drawing on twenty years' experience as a writer and performer, Kae Tempest explores how and why creativity - however we choose to practise it - can cultivate greater self-awareness and help us establish a deeper relationship to ourselves and the world.

"On Connection is soul work ... The truth-speaker Kae Tempest takes to non-fiction with grace, musicality and innate essayistic skill. The book glows with their trademark honesty and questing integrity. On Connection is medicine for these wounded times."--Max Porter.  

Kae Tempest is an award-winning Sunday Times-bestselling author, poet and recording artist. They read at Elliott Bay for the novel, The Bricks That Built the Houses. Named a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society, they released their fourth studio album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, in 2019. Willy Vlautin, who has read at Elliott Bay numerous times, is the author of several novels including, The Motel Life, Lean on Pete which won two Oregon Book Awards; and Don’t Skip Out on Me, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award. A new novel, The Night Always Comes, is due out in April 2021 - for which we hope he again returns.  He is the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine and a member of the band The Delines.


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ISBN: 9780571354023
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Published: Faber & Faber Social - November 17th, 2020

The Night Always Comes: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063035089
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Published: Harper - April 6th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781632868770
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 3rd, 2017

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ISBN: 9780062684479
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 26th, 2019

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 1:00pm
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