|The recording is the story of Gawain and the Green Knight, told by a Hare hidden in Gawain’s saddlebag.
Bardskull, a powerful fusion of memoir and myth, is the record of three journeys made in the year before Martin turned fifty. For each, he walks alone into a forest in the heart of Dartmoor and waits.
The book is scheduled to be published in 2022 by Unbound Books, which has launched a fund raising project to get it to press. There’s all manner of rewards on offer, including an original page of manuscript, signed first edition hardbacks, t-shirts, tickets to a launch party, special edition prints and even Bardskull cider in an incendiary small batch.
Says Martin: “I got myself into a studio last week so you can catch a moment of Bardskull developing as it goes. It was a delight to wander with Gawain for a little while.”
John Mitchinson, founder of Unbound Books, says: “Bardskull can be read as a fable, as a memoir, as autofiction, as an attempt to undomesticate myth. It is all those things, but it doesn’t come from nowhere.