Biography adapted from www.contemporarywriters.com
Michael Bracewell wrote the sleeve notes for the Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music compilation album The Platinum Collection, and the EMI compilation albums 'Collection' for both Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry and the Roxy Music 'Live' album. Michael also wrote the sleeve notes in the tour book for the Dylanesque tour book and DVD. He has also written a book on Roxy called 'Re-make/Re-model' due for release October 2007.
Writer, novelist and cultural commentator Michael Bracewell was born in London in 1958. Educated at the University of Nottingham, he has worked for the British Council in London.
His first novel, The Crypto-Amnesia Club, was published in 1988. It was followed by Divine Concepts of Physical Beauty (1989), The Conclave (1992) and Saint Rachel (1995). His most recent novel, Perfect Tense (2001), explores the minutiae of office life. His non-fiction includes a cultural history of England, England Is Mine: Pop Life in Albion From Wilde to Goldie (1997) and his writing is included in The Faber Book of Pop (1995) and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Fashion Writing (1999). He writes about contemporary art for Frieze and has also written exhibition catalogues for contemporary artists including Sam Taylor-Wood, Ian Davenport and Gilbert & George. He has written and presented two documentaries for BBC television, a profile of Oscar Wilde and a film about architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner's guide to Surrey.
Michael Bracewell's most recent book is a non-fiction portrait of the last decade of the twentieth century, entitled The Nineties: When Surface was Depth (2002).