David Bowie’s 100 favourite books revealed

Titles on the list include works by Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and George Orwell

A list of David Bowie‘s 100 favourite books has been revealed by curators of the David Bowie… Is exhibition in Ontario, Canada.

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The exhibition recently opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario with curator Geoffrey Marsh keen to show was a “voracious reader” Bowie is, claiming he reads “a book a day.” Included on the list are works by authors such as Don DeLillo, Christopher Hitchens and Tom Stoppard as well as literary classics like George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and ‘In Cold Blood’ by Truman Capote. Satirical British comic Viz also appears on the list. The full list of titles can be seen here.


David Bowie… Is will run at the Art Gallery until November 27. It originally opened at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Yesterday (September 30) saw the announcement of a three-disc reissue of his album ‘The Next Day’. Titled ‘The Next Day Extra’, the bumper box-set includes the original 14-track album, a 10-track CD of bonus songs and a DVD featuring the four videos made for the album for ‘Where Are We Now?’, ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’, ‘The Next Day’ and ‘Valentine’s Day’. It will be released on November 4.

The bonus CD features four previously unreleased tracks titled ‘Atomica’, ‘The Informer’, ‘Like A Rocket Man’ and ‘Born In A UFO’. It also includes two remixes – one by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy who is fresh from producing the new Arcade Fire album, which also features Bowie on the title track ‘Reflektor’. The bonus disc also contains ‘God Bless The Girl’, which was previously only released on the Japanese version of the album.

‘The Next Day’ was recently nominated for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, alongside albums by Arctic Monkeys, Foals, James Blake and Laura Marling.