Canongate to publish Nick Cave bundle

Canongate to publish Nick Cave bundle

Canongate will publish a new book from musician Nick Cave, including a limited edition priced at £750.

The Sick Bag Song will be published by Canongate on 8th April and sold exclusively through the site thesickbagsong.com.

Based around Cave's 2014 tour of the US, it was originally written on the back of airline sick bags, expanding into a project that includes lyrics, poetry and journal entires, described by Canongate as "somewhere between The Waste Land and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."

The physical edition of the book, costing £30, will reproduce 22 sick bags in full-colour, presented in a box, along with a bundled audio download of Cave reading the book and an e-book edition.

A limited edition of 220 copies available for pre-order will cost £750, including a real sick bag customised by Cave, and a limited pressing of Cave reading the book on a white vinyl double LP.

It will be promoted with three live events taking place in Los Angeles, New York and at the Porchester Hall in London on 16th April.

Alongside the books, there will also be a series of short films created by the directors of Nick Cave biopic 20,000 Days on Earth.

Cave have been performing for more than 30 years, as a solo artist and lead singer of bands The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman. He also writes screenplays, and is the author of two novels, And the Ass Saw the Angel (Penguin) and The Death of Bunny Munro (Canongate).