Throbbing Gristle’s Cosey Fanni Tutti pens new book inspired by Delia Derbyshire



Focusing on the electronic music pioneer and a 15th century mystic named Margaret Kemp.

Cosey Fanni Tutti is publishing a new book, this spring via Faber.

Read next: Throbbing Gristle in 10 essential records

“A few years ago I accepted the exciting offer to compose the soundtrack for a film on Delia Derbyshire and my subsequent research led me into territories I hadn’t anticipated, revealing unexpected connections between myself and Delia,” explains Cosey.

“Then while rummaging through the dusty shelves of a second-hand bookshop I came across an old paperback book based on what is recognised as being the first autobiography written in English, The Book of Margery Kempe, whose author was born and lived in King’s Lynn, my local town.”

As Fanni Tutti began to delve into the lives of Derbyshire and Kempe, she came to recognise “a shared dogged determination to retain a sense of self within the societies of our time despite the challenges of being constantly undermined and pressured to accept our ‘place’, to play our ‘part'”.

The currently untitled book follows Fanni Tutti’s 2017 memoir, Art Sex Magic.

Head here for more info in advance of its Spring 2020 publication.