Cathi Unsworth is a novelist, writer and editor who lives and works in London. She began her career on the legendary music weekly Sounds at the age of 19 and has worked as a writer and editor for many other music, film and arts magazines since, including Bizarre, Melody Maker, Mojo, Uncut, Volume and Deadline.
Her first novel THE NOT KNOWING was published in 2005, followed the next year with the award-winning short story compendium LONDON NOIR, which she edited, and in 2007 with the punk noir novel THE SINGER. Her third novel, BAD PENNY BLUES, inspired by the unsolved 'Jack the Stripper' murders of 1959-65 was published in 2010 to great critical acclaim. Her fourth novel WEIRDO, was published in 2012. This tale of female transgression and teenage trauma set on the Norfolk coastline was shortlisted for the EDP-Jarrolds East Anglian book of the year, made Book of the Year in Loud & Quiet magazine and on Crimesquad.com and is currently longlisted for the New Angle Prize for Literature.
As well as working on her books, Cathi has appeared on TV and radio including reviewing for BBC2's The Culture Show. She regularly takes part in live events, including screen talks at The Barbican in London and spoken word gigs organised by Tight Lip and The Sohemian Society. She has also presented her work as live readings with music and audio accompaniment.
All her books are published by and available from Serpent's Tail. For more see www.cathiunsworth.co.uk
List of articles in the library by artist
Interview by Cathi Unsworth, Sounds, November 1990
For the second of our special Fan Files, we look at Nick Cave, the singer who's so damn slinky and shaggable that even women want ...
Interview by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, June 1992
Soundgarden provide proof positive that you can be a successful metal band without being sexist and racist dickheads. Seattle's finest have already conquered the US ...
List of genre pieces
Interview by Cathi Unsworth, Sounds, September 1988
SAVAGE PENCIL has turned his art to original biker movies. CATHI UNSWORTH savours his hellraising Angel Dust ...
back to LIBRARY