SALON EXCLUSIVE: Patrick McCabe reads from ‘Poguemahone’

This week we’re featuring Poguemahone: a wild, free-verse monologue, steeped in music and folklore, crammed with characters, both real and imagined. It’s an epic 600-page book by twice Booker-shortlisted author Patrick McCabe that takes place in the 1970s, in Northwest London, and in the fractured mind of Una Fogarty. This is a really exciting literary novel that plays with form – the kind of book we love to feature on our show.  

Published by Unbound and available now in all good bookshops. We recommend buying from your local indie or you can get it from our shop at

‘One of the most original literary works in recent times. I bloody loved it’ Adelle Stripe, author of Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile

Podcast produced and edited by Megan Bay Dorman

Programmed by Matt Casbourne

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