Stranger Than Kindness


Stranger Than Kindness the book is out now.

Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician and storyteller Nick Cave.

This highly collectible book invites the reader into the innermost core of the creative process and paves the way for an entirely new and intimate meeting with the artist, presenting Cave’s life, work and inspiration and exploring his many real and imagined universes.

It features full colour reproductions of original artwork, handwritten lyrics, photographs and collected personal artefacts along with commentary and meditations from Nick Cave, Janine Barrand and Darcey Steinke.

Stranger Than Kindness asks what shapes our lives and makes us who we are, and celebrates the curiosity and power of the creative spirit.

The book has been developed and curated by Nick Cave in collaboration with Christina Back. The images were selected from ‘Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition’, opening at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen later this year.

The deluxe edition of Stranger Than Kindness comes in a hardback slipcase manufactured in heavy uncoated paper, with a black silk ribbon to pull out the book. Signed in ink by Nick Cave, this edition is strictly limited to a run of 450 copies.


Painting by Ben Smith.

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