Launch of Red or Dead

Writing on the Wall, in partnership with Faber, is holding the official launch of David Peace’s new novel on the rise of Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly – Red or Dead.

The latest novel by award winning writer David Peace (The Damned United, Red Riding Trilogy) hits the bookshelves on 14 August 2013. To celebrate the launch of this fascinating novel exploring the life of legendary LFC manager Bill Shankly, Writing on the Wall welcomes David Peace to Liverpool on Wednesday 14th August for a unique reading, book-signing and in-conversation event, hosted by journalist, writer and life-long LFC fan, Brian Reade.

Red or Dead is the story of the rise of Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly. And the story of the retirement of Bill Shankly. Of one man and his work. And of the man after that work. A man of two halves. Home and away.

Writing on the Wall organiser, Mike Morris, says: “This is a huge coup for one of the UK’s best and most dynamic writers to agree to launch his latest novel in Liverpool. David Peace and Bill Shankly is a fascinating combination of talent and this is guaranteed to be a special night for Liverpool’s literary crowd and LFC supporters.”

Supporters are encouraged to bring along their banners and memories of Shankly. There will be a live DJ set in The Epstein bar by Farm frontman, Peter Hooton.

The Launch is on Wednesday 14 August, 7.30pm at The Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street. Tickets: £8 / £6 concessions are available from: The Epstein Theatre (Venue Box Office 2pm-6pm Monday-Saturday). Tel 0844 888 4411 (24hr booking line)
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