Aaaargh! authors on radio

Charles Shaar Murray’s ‘Guide to the Blues’ kicks off the new season of Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge, hosted by Anna Chen, on Resonance 104.4FM, Tuesday 4 March, 5pm-6pm – just as the new collection of Murray’s journalism — Shots From the Hip — first published in 1991, with a new introduction by Joel Nathan Rosen and a new afterword by CSM himself, is published by Aaaargh! Press.

The book puts together Murray’s writing on music and much, much more from the 1970s and 1980s in New Musical Express and elsewhere, edited and introduced by Neil Spencer. It shows just why Murray acquired the reputation of being the most intelligent and acerbic popular music critic of his generation.

CSM starts a summer course of his Hothouse Project “Journalism as Craft And Art” writing masterclasses in West Hampstead — eight Thursday evenings from 29 May to 17 July. Book now!

His ‘Guide to the Blues’, kicking off the new season of Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge on Resonance 104.4FM, can be found here.

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Aaaargh! writers triumph

Anna Chen won the 2014 New Year Farrago Poetry Zoo Award for Best Performance by a London Poet on 30 January – and Charles Shaar Murray won Best Fiction Performance. How splendid! Aaaargh! Press roolz. Audio and video to come with any luck ….

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Wilko likes Anna’s poems

Music legend Wilko Johnson gives the thumbs up to Aaaargh! Press’s first title, Reaching for my Gnu, when he calls Anna Chen’s collection of poetry, “Fuckin’ great”.

That’s some endorsement coming from our cultural hero. Love you, man.

Recorded Tuesday 22 January 2013 at Wilko’s house in Southend.

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Welcome to Aaaargh! Press

Anna Chen Reaching for my Gnu Charles Shaar Murray Guitar Geek Dossier Aaaargh Press


Welcome to Aaaargh! Press, the small publisher where words come out to play. We bring you rhyme, reason and a few laughs plus the best writing from the cultural front-line.

Run by professional writers and editors, Aaaargh! Press works to the highest standards to make your reading experience a pleasure whether in digital or print media.

We’re kicking off with two brand new eBooks on Kindle and electronic readers, and a paperback.

Poet, performer and broadcaster Anna Chen had her first poems published when she was 14, in an anthology from Jonathan Cape. Her first poetry collection, the “brilliant and dangerous” Reaching for my Gnu, is fresh out as both an international eBook and a gorgeous glossy paperback with additional photos.

Legendary author and music journalist Charles Shaar Murray, named as “the rock journalists’ rock journalist” by Q magazine, has collected 25 of his coruscatingly witty Guitarist magazine columns in The Guitar Geek Dossier, available as an eBook.

Reaching for my Gnu and The Guitar Geek Dossier eBooks are on sale through Amazon for the knock-down introductory price of only £1.99 each.

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