Syd Barrett book to be published
Will include new interview with Pink Floyd
Books of London, England, will publish"Madcap: The
half-life of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd's
lost genius" by Tim Willis of London in October.
The book will
include a new interview with Barrett, who has been reclusive for
30 years. "Syd's family would prefer he was left alone,"
Willis says in an exclusive email interview with "Floydian
Slip." "After a lot of heart-searching, I decided to simply
knock on his door. ... It's short, but sweet," he says of the
worked as a writer/editor for 20 years, including time spent as
a section editor of The Sunday Times. There he employed writer Polly
Samson, now married to Floyd's David
Gilmour. "As a friend of David
Gilmour and the Floyd circle, I knew I could get the story right,
solve some of the mysteries and publish a whole lot of new material,"
pages, the title is one new offering for 2002 from Short Books,
which specializes in novella-length non-fiction. The fledgling firm
was established in May 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson
and Aurea Carpenter.
be placed through the publisher's distributor, Macmillans: +44 1256
302699. When ordering the book, reference the ISBN number: 1-904095-24-0.
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