John Niven You Me Singing Nothing As a writer, that moment every few years when I buy a new laptop and find out that all the word processing stuff has slightly changed again (stuff I spend every working day using) is like getting into bed at night and finding some mad robot where you expected your wife to be. H e’s a funny writer, John Niven.Not funny peculiar: funny ha ha. Nach seinem Abschluss 1991 ging er ins Musikgeschäft, betrieb zunächst ein kleines Label für Dance Music. Niven's breakthrough novel Kill Your Friends is a satire of the music business, based on his brief career in A&R, during which he passed up the chance to sign Coldplay and Muse. Born in ... Interview in Shotsmag Ezine July 2012 This article about a Scottish writer, poet or playwright is a stub. Ellen Niven: I'm a Francophile. I love the lavender, the stone floors, and the printed textiles that I bring home in suitcases. His books include Kill Your Friends, The Amateurs, and The Second Coming Career. In dieser Saga geht es um den gierigen, zynischen Popmanager Steven Stelfox: Ein Interview mit dessen Erfinder John Niven, der auch mal fast so war, aber heute lieber Bestseller darüber schreibt. Munn had first met Niven in 1970 - then aged 60 - when he was an 18-yearold trainee junior film publicist and interviewed him seven times between then and his death in 1983. To coincide with the book’s release, she was interviewed by writer John Niven and you can check out that interview in the video above. He went on to spend ten years working in the music industry, during which time he worked with acts like Travis, Mogwai and Sigur Rós. John Niven (born 1968) is a Scottish author and screenwriter. John Niven, 1968 in Ayrshire im Südwesten Schottlands geboren, spielte in den 80er-Jahren Gitarre bei der Indieband The Wishing Stones, studierte dann Englische Literatur in Glasgow und arbeitete schließlich in den 90er-Jahren bei divesen Plattenfirmen, unter anderem als A&R-Manager bei PolyGram, bevor er sich 2002 dem Schreiben zuwandte. Every year we rent a place in Provence. Properly funny, in a scabrous and scatological sort of way, and in his latest book he doesn’t disappoint. In the interview, Niven speaks to her about her early years, her love of London, the writing of her memoir and the deaths of both Pete and Jimmy from the Pretenders. Born in Ayrshire, John Niven graduated from Glasgow University with a first-class degree in English LIterature. John Niven, geboren 1968 in Ayrshire im Südwesten Schottlands, studierte Englische Literatur an der Glasgow University. Bob Geldof Sunday Mail columnist John Niven says arguing with his dad about world affairs was pretty much a full-time job for him back in 1985.