Duncan Fallowell interviewed

The novelist, travel writer and Prospect contributor on his writing strategies, how he met Warhol, and why he is the first travel writer who is not a wanker

By Georgia de Chamberet   146

Duncan Fallowell is a novelist, travel writer and cultural journalist (see a list of his Prospect articles here). During the 1970s he travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, collaborated on the punk glossies Deluxe and Boulevard and began working with the avant-garde German rock group Can. Later he lived in St Petersburg, the south of France and Sicily. His first novel was published in 1986 and first travel book in 1987. He wrote the libretto for the opera Gormenghast, first staged in 1998, and co-authored a 1982 biography of the transsexual and model April Ashley.

His novels are: Satyrday, The…

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