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My Favourite London Devils coming out soon for Tangerine Press

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My Favourite London Devils is a delirious gathering of some of the writers, living and dead, who haunt Iain Sinclair and who inform his own London books. And yet it is so much more than that. Devils is a gazetteer of influences and enthusiasms. A charge sheet. And a fragmented autobiography laid out through a series of portraits as picaresque as John Aubrey’s Brief Lives.

In these pages, Mr Sinclair encounters established London authorities: Peter Ackroyd, Michael Moorcock, J.G. Ballard, Angela Carter. We pay our respects to the eternally rediscovered: Patrick Hamilton and Alexander Baron. And the reforgotten: Roland Camberton and Robert Westerby. Other writers considered: John Healy (The Grass Arena), Jack Kerouac and Joseph Conrad. Fifteen in total.

My Favourite London Devils also contains specially commissioned artwork by Dave McKean. Sixteen Illustrations — including one of Mr Sinclair himself — adorn these pages. Mr McKean also provides an extraordinary ‘Catcombs’ image, which is bound into the ltd editions, and features on the paperback front cover.

My Favourite London Devils is a delirious gathering of some of the writers, living and dead, who haunt Iain Sinclair and who inform his own London books. And yet it is so much more than that. Devils is a gazetteer of influences and enthusiasms. A charge sheet. And a fragmented autobiography laid out through a series of portraits as picaresque as John Aubrey’s Brief Lives.

In these pages, Mr Sinclair encounters established London authorities: Peter Ackroyd, Michael Moorcock, J.G. Ballard, Angela Carter. We pay our respects to the eternally rediscovered: Patrick Hamilton and Alexander Baron. And the reforgotten: Roland Camberton and Robert Westerby. Other writers considered: John Healy (The Grass Arena), Jack Kerouac and Joseph Conrad. Fifteen in total.

My Favourite London Devils also contains specially commissioned artwork by Dave McKean. Sixteen Illustrations — including one of Mr Sinclair himself — adorn these pages. Mr McKean also provides an extraordinary ‘Catcombs’ image, which is bound into the ltd editions, and features on the paperback front cover.

 

 

 

 

Yet another book by Iain coming out soon.

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A chapbook from Kevin Ring’s Beat Scene

“Kevin Ring at Beat Scene is doing a chapbook around a conversation between myself & Alan Moore.

Due any time soon.”

— Iain Sinclair

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A new book of poems, Seeschlange – Launch and reading at Swedenborg

I have a new book of poems, Seeschlange, published by Equipage (Cambridge) in an edition of 300 copies.

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I delighted that Rod Mengham has allowed me to smuggle out another fugitive catch of notebook poems, short texts and soundscapes, from his Equipage press. Seeschlange really is about ‘waiting for the past of happen’. And happen better. By way of cut-up, ambulant delirium, raids on archive. I’m not sure where these messages come from or where they are going. But I like the way this small book handles. It takes me right back.

There will be a launch reading with Brian Catling at Swedenborg House. At 7pm on Nov 2.

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The Last London – Iain’s working on a new book

I’m trying hard to get the time to work on a big book, to be delivered by December. It’s called The Last London. (About right, after Brexit), my ‘final’ tilt at our stretched city. The end of a long sequence.

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French editions of Iain’s books

Iain went to France in September to promote the French edition of London Overground and the reissue of London Orbital

 

London Overground in French

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London Orbital