Ada Wilson


Ada Wilson is a writer, journalist and musician. He signed to a major record label at the age of 16 with his band Strangeways. His novels Red Army Faction BluesVery Acme and The Righteous Brother are published by Route. He edited the acclaimed 1998 collection of short stories Tubthumping, a book which gave birth to the Route imprint.

A lifelong resident of Wakefield, he lives in the city with his wife and two children.



Ada Wilson Q&A

Ada Wilson answers questions on his novel Red Army Faction Blues. 'I first found a clip in a German celebrity magazine – about antique cars, of all things – in which Rainer Langhans first spoke about meeting Peter Green at Munich Airport, and the guitarist’s visit to the High Fish Commune. The anecdote has subsequently been bandied around internet chat sites. At that point, Langhans was someone I instantly recognised as this media icon from the 1960s, but I can’t say I was that familiar with the whole saga of Kommune 1.'


Red Army Faction Blues Reviews

Not The Booker Prize Reviews


Adrenalin Junkie: ‘The Trail Has Gone Cold’

When Ada Wilson wrote Red Army Faction Blues, there were many things he knew about his protagonist Peter Urbach and many things he had to speculate on. It turns out he wasn't that far off. Since Peter Urbach's death in May 2011 – just after Ada had finished writing the book – more details about the life of this Polish undercover policeman have been revealed. Here, Ada shares some of the things he's learnt.


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