Wesley Stace wrote his first novel, Misfortune, after recording over a dozen albums under the name John Wesley Harding. Set in 1830s Britain, the novel tells the story of Rose Loveall, an abandoned baby boy who was found by a noble and raised as a girl. (There's more about the book to be found in the review of it that's also in this issue; jointly covered is a CD called Songs of Misfortune by the Love Hall Tryst, featuring songs that appear in the story.)
Originally from England himself, Stace now lives in New York, where he is at work on his second book and planning his next album project. We caught up with him by telephone recently for a chat about his full and intriguing dual life.