Book Launch: Huw Lemmey, Red Tory: My Corbyn Chemsex Hell

This special event launches Spitzenprodukte’s (Huw Lemmey) second novel, Red Tory: My Corbyn Chemsex Hell, published by Montez Press. Join us for readings by the author, in addition to leading writers and poets Juliet Jacques, Ashkan Sepahvand, Linda Stupart and Timothy Thornton.

…Tom Buckle is an ambitious young moderate Labour apparatchik, rising happily through the party bureaucracy on a diet of bottomless brunches, legitimate concerns and drug-fuelled Blairite sex parties.

That is until he meets Otto, a charismatic young radical whose urge for cocks, communism, and a mysterious plot for the victory of the holetariat opens his eyes to a changing world. Finding himself thrown into a chaotic new political landscape of pigfucking PMs, frog-frenzied neonazis and falafel-throwing communists, Tom has to pick a side. Will he manage to find a third way to a safe seat, or will Corbyn’s terrifying red horde make his moderate mission impossible? And can Tom resist the most seductive of all highs — pure, high-grade socialism, main-lined straight into London’s clogged and throbbing veins? So much for a kinder, gentler form of politics!

This event is free but booking is essential.

About the contributors:

Huw Lemmey is a writer and author. He writes on culture, politics and sexuality, and is the author of a novel, Chubz: the Demonization of my Working Arse. He has written for Architectural Review, Guardian, Tribune, Art Monthly, the New Humanist, Rhizome, and L’Uomo Vogue, amongst others.

Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker based in London. Jacques has published two books: Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive, 2007) and Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015).

Ashkan Sepahvand is an author, translator and researcher. His work and collaborations have been presented at dOCUMENTA (13), the Gwangju Biennial 11, the Sharjah Biennial X and XIII, ICA London and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin.

Linda Stupart is an artist, writer, and educator. Their debut novella, Virus, was published in 2016, and their work has been presented at Matt’s Gallery, Tate, The Showroom, the ICA, Gasworks, and Guest Projects in London.

Timothy Thornton is a writer, composer, pianist, and teacher, based in Brighton. His books of poetry include Water and Burning Effects On/Off (Shit Valley, 2015) and Broken Slat From Starling (The Winter Olympics, 2015).

Montez Press

Envisaged as the third iteration of the spirit of Lola Montez (Lola, Maria, Mario), Montez Press was formed in 2012 and has since worked to publish texts writing against current critical modalities and theoretical dogmas that inform the workings of the contemporary knowledge economy.