All items: Rob Chapman

Most writers rely to a greater or lesser extent on memory, but what exactly do our memories consist of? Rob Chapman considers the role memory has played in his writing.

Rob Chapman continues his conversation with John Siddique, exploring his move into music journalism, his wide-ranging exploration of sixties psychedelia, and his return to writing fiction.

How a chance discovery in Compendium Bookshop of a xeroxed pamphlet of poems by an unknown author affected the young Rob Chapman’s decision to become a writer.

Rob Chapman speaks with John Siddique about how music saved him from his disastrous secondary education, lyrics and literature, and his celebrated biography of musician Syd Barrett.

That's how it is with me; once you've subsumed your own tone to the great and the good, it's curtains for plot development and time to put the kettle on.

Rob Chapman shares the importance of wholly invented bands and songs in his creative life, and considers other examples of imaginary culture and the fictitious within our fictions.

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