The Works of Iain Sinclair: A Descriptive Bibliography and Biographical Chronology – an announcement

The first volume of the Iain Sinclair bibliography (comprising the first three fascicles, published in a single volume) 
was made available for purchase yesterday via subscription by TestCentre

I met Jeffrey several years ago at a venue where Iain was giving a talk and he told me about this project and how it would have to be the most comprehensive bibliography. 

From the TestCentre announcement:

The first part of Jeff Johnson’s long-awaited book The Works of Iain Sinclair: A Descriptive Bibliography and Biographical Chronology, covering the years 1943 to 1987, is now ready to order.

Meticulously researched since 2012, Johnson’s study is at once scholarly, experimental, and informal. The Bibliography details items authored by Sinclair, items edited and published by Sinclair (for example via his Albion Village Press), and Sinclair’s contributions to books and periodicals. The Chronology documents the author’s life as it relates to the work, the two being considered by Johnson as inseparable.

Presented in three ‘fascicles’ (in one volume) spanning the years 1943 to 1968, 1969 to 1979, and 1980 to 1987, this first publication will be followed by other fascicles as they are completed; the next one, covering 1988 to 1997, is well on its way. 

It is published in paperback, A4 format in the style of a 1970s poetry magazine, approximately 500 pages, and with a specially written introduction by Sinclair.

Subscriptions are being taken between now and the end of June, with a small number of copies available thereafter.


Order here:

In conversation with Daniel Hahn, Brighton & Hove High School

23 ROOMS IN THE HOTEL BARDO partners with HOTEL to leak the literary evidence of Stanley Schtinter’s HOTEL BARDO (after Brion Gysin).
Read Schtinter’s introduction to the Bardo project alongside a cut-up by Iain Sinclair / Norton
?. . . and watch ‘Norton’s Cut-Up’ here?: (embed video?)

NORTON’S CUT-UP (2) from PURGE on Vimeo.


The way events are posted has changed


I have had to replace the Vent plugin (a workhorse of so many years), with a new plugin, something a lot nicer and with many more feature, and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Modern Tribe for this awesome plugin.

You won’t find events advertised at the top of the blog roll with a red ribbon, but on the left side and you can also follow the “events” entry in the main menu.

As usual, feedback is welcome, either by email or by comment to this post.

And a Happy New Year to you all.



The Last London reviewed on The Washington Post

Under the title “Modern life, as seen by a writer without a smartphone”.

Because of the strongly English focus and the kaleidoscopic richness of its style, this isn’t a book you can race through. Instead you’ll want to take your time, look around and occasionally listen in on conversations, as you saunter along with Sinclair on these rambles into a strange and vanishing London.