Paul Morley is a music journalist and writer.
He wrote for the NME between 1977 and 1983.
He has gone on to publish several books about music including Words and Music: A History of Pop in the Shape of a City, and Ask: The Chatter of Pop, a collection of his journalism from the NME period.
His most recent book, Piece by Piece: Writing About Joy Division 1977-2007, is a collection of his articles on the seminal punk band.
An acclaimed memoir, Nothing, a true fantasy about the effects of his father's suicide, was published by Faber in 2000.
Paul was a member of the innovative eighties group The Art of Noise. With James Banbury he formed Infantjoy, and wrote and produced an album called Where The Night Goes (2005).
Another album, With, featuring collaborations with Tunng, Isan and Populous amongst others, was released in October 2006.
He has also contributed, along with Michael Stipe, William Gibson and Salman Rushdie, to Anton Corbijn's book of U2 photography U2 and I published early 2005 by Schirmer/Mosel.
He wrote extensive notes to accompany the re-release of Brian Eno's song, ambient and soundtrack albums.
As art director for the pop group Frankie Goes to Hollywood he was responsible for the 'Frankie Says . . . ' T-shirts, worn over the years by everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Homer Simpson.
He has written for Esquire, GQ Magazine, The New Statesman, The Guardian, The Observer and The Sunday Telegraph.