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Alex Niven grew up in Northumberland and currently lives in East London. In 2011 his first book Folk Opposition, an essay about David Cameron, nu-folk pop music, and the recent history of Newcastle United, was published by Zero Books. His second book, a study of Oasis's Definitely Maybe, will be published by Bloomsbury in May 2014.
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