From University of Dundee

Australian songwriter and novelist Nick Cave is set to receive an honorary degree from the University of Dundee.

Making his name as the frontman (protagonist?) of The Birthday Party, Nick Cave has blossomed from gothic tearaway into one of the most respected songwriters of his generation.

Using darker aspects of human nature as his starting point, Nick Cave's frequently challenging output has broken new ground. In honour of his achievements as a musician and novelist the singer is set to be given a honorary degree.

University Of Dundee is set to honour the singer, who will receive a Doctor Of Laws (LLD) during a ceremony on June 24th. Nick Cave will also speak at the ceremony, and is also scheduled to give a reading from his latest novel.

Entering the world of fiction with his debut '...And The Ass Saw The Angel' the singer followed this with his long awaited follow up earlier this year.

'The Death Of Bunny Munro' was a typically intense novel, which followed the debauched adventures of a door to door salesman. Released to widespread acclaim, Nick Cave will talk about the novel to Jamie Kyng of Canongate Books during an interview at the Dundee Literary Festival.

The book follows Nick Cave's successful film work. Writing the script for 'The Proposition' the singer then followed this with a series of soundtrack projects, including an excursion into Hollywood.

A true Renaissance man, Nick Cave will be honoured alongside graduating students at Dundee's Caird Hall. Other honorary degrees will be conferred upon Rosamunde Pilcher, Gosta Walin, Sir Alan Langlands and more.

Nick Cave will receive his honorary degree from the University Of Dundee on June 24th.

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