John Harris, The Beat of Happiness
John Harris The Beat of Happiness (Hull City Council/Larkin25)
Six essays inspired by Philip Larkin’s jazz writing, by music writer John Harris, commissioned by Hull City Arts Unit for Larkin 25. John writes about politics, music and culture for The Guardian. He is also a contributor to the music magazine Mojo, and a regularly-heard voice on Radio 4. His books include The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and The Demise of English Rock, So Now Who Do We Vote For? and Hail! Hail! Rock’n’Roll.