David Thewlis, Rhona Cameron and Jack remember the renegade rock'n'roll author...

Charles Bukowski, the hard-living chronicler of low-life America, will be remembered by a host of musicians, actors and fans at an evening to mark his life and the publication of a new edition of his novel ‘Ham On Rye’.

Anthony Reynolds, singer/songwriter with chamber-poppers Jack will lead the evening, kicking off at Borders Bookshop on London’s Oxford Street at 7.30 on April 27. Joining him to read excerpts from Bukowski‘s published and unpublished works will be actor David Thewlis, best-known for his starring role in Mike Leigh’s ‘Naked’, comedienne Rhona Cameron and Bukowski biographer Howard Sounes. The night will be rounded off with a screening of ‘Barfly’, the film starring Mickey Rourke which immortalised the late writer.

Entrance is free and fittingly for a night dedicated to a character said to ‘drink like other men breathe’, alcohol is complimentary.

Reynolds himself appears two days earlier (April 25) with side project Jacques at London’s The Spitz. Their album ‘To Stars’ will be released through Setanta on June 5, preceded by a single ‘Blue Party’ on May 25.