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Author and Professor, Jennifer Otter Bickerdike and Verso Studios convened for a virtual discussion of, "You Are Beautiful And You Are Alone, The Biography of Nico," available in the US on Hachette and in Europe on Faber. Bickerdike discusses Nico’s mystifying, ground-breaking, and also complicated and tragic life as an artist, the mechanics of writing a biography, creativity, and so much more.
Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is a rock & roll cultural historian and author, working across music heritage, fandom, broadcast and academia. Bickerdike has authored several books on the topics of music, fandom and celebrity cultism, including #1 bestseller, “Why Vinyl Matters” (2017); “Joy Devotion: The Importance of Ian Curtis and Fan Culture” (2016); “The Secular Religion of Fandom” (2015) and “Fandom, Image and Authenticity: Joy Devotion and the Second Lives of Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis” (2014). She was also the literary consultant for Will Sergeant of the iconic post-punk band Echo and the Bunnymen with his debut memoir “Bunnyman,” available on Hachette / Third Man.