Talking Books, Music and Life with Dave Haslam

21 May 2024 Bookhaus

Dave Haslam
Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam is a former resident DJ at the Haçienda, and the author of several full-length and short format books. He’ll be discussing music, life, art, and more. Expect inspiration, ideas, and some exclusive stories!

Dave’s DJ-ing has taken him to the likes of Berlin, Lima, New York, and Paris. His memoir Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor (2018) was proclaimed Book of the Year by Gilles Peterson. His current project is a series of short format books; subjects have included Sylvia Plath, Keith Haring, and the Angry Brigade. In the words of broadcaster James O’Brien; “These are really lovely editions and beautifully written”.

The latest, entitled Strawberry and the Big Apple: Grace Jones in Stockport, 1980, is the eighth book in the series. Glamorous, jet-setting Grace Jones in post-industrial Stockport? Imagine!! A story that definitely needed researching, describing, and explaining.