His lyrics deal with passion on the edge, and are peopled with mad bayou preachers, black-hearted lovers and killers. His language is rich, poetic, apocalyptic (Guardian
Richly poetic creations which live a second life on the page ... Essential reading (Vox
About the Author
Nick Cave was born in Australia in 1957. He moved to London with his band The Birthday Party in 1990 and four years later he formed The Bad Seeds, with whom he has made 15 studio albums. In 1999 he curated and directed the Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre. His novel And the Ass Saw the Angel
was an international bestseller, Time Out
's Book of the Year, and was reissued in the Penguin Essential series.