From the mountains of Algeria to the squats of South London via sectarian Northern Ireland, Ten Thousand Apologies is the sordid and thrilling story of the UK’s most notorious cult band, Fat White Family. 

Chaired by author and broadcaster Horatio Clare, join Lias Saoudi and Adelle Stripe for a darkly humorous retelling of the band and Saoudi’s career so far – a journey that spans drug use, mental health battles and a little live music thrown in for good measure

About The Speakers

Adelle Stripe and Lias Saoudi

Lias Sauodi

Lias Saoudi is the frontman in Fat White Family.

Adelle Stripe and Lias Saoudi

Adelle Stripe

Adelle Stripe is a novelist, poet and freelance arts writer. Her debut novel,Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, received the Society of Authors’ K Blundell Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. Adelle is a regular contributor to The Quietus and her journalism has appeared in The Yorkshire Post, NewStatesman and Caught by the River. She has a PhD in creative writing, and has lectured at MMU, Leeds Trinity and York St John University. In a previous life she worked as a chatline hostess, a window dresser and on the shop floor of a leather factory.

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Horatio Clare

Horatio Clare’s books include Running for the Hills (Somerset Maugham Award), A Single Swallow, Down to the Sea in Ships (Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year), Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot (Branford Boase Award), The Light in the Dark, Orison for a Curlew and Something of his Art: Walking to Lubeck with J S Bach.  His latest book is Heavy Light: a story of madness, mania and healing. Horatio broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 4, notably for From Our Own Correspondent and presents Radio 3’s acclaimed annual Sound Walks series at Christmas. He writes for the Financial Times, the Spectator, Conde Nast Traveller (where he is a contributing editor), and many other papers, websites and magazines. Horatio lectures in non-fiction at the University of Manchester.