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The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City will be published in September.

News of a new book that will be published in September.

Updated 28/03/2017

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The Last London: No coffee stored overnight

Listen to Iain’s talking about The Last London.

 

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https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n07/iain-sinclair/the-last-london

 

 

A post by Iain about his gig at the University of Kent and poetry

“In my strange new life as visitor or cultural goad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, I have been reintroduced to poetry as a live concern. And asked to explain why I called it a ‘secret’ part of my practice. There was only one student poet signed up for the initial seminar, but a solid smattering of veterans around my own age, keen on the gossip. And then, that first evening, I had a good time interacting with musicians, down in the town at a gig called Free Range (with reason). It was assumed by all the folk I met that I’d published no poetry after the final Albion Village Press book, Suicide Bridge, in 1979. This is not quite the case. Indeed, Suicide Bridge has been brought back by Skylight Press with a bunch of new material, books of the West and North that never made it into the original version. I think Skylight shifted around six copies last year. Nicholas Johnson, promoter of the excellent and upcoming Black Huts Festival in Hastings, brought out a big collection of mine, Firewall, in 2006. With all the ‘secret’ books and elective obscurities from 1979-2006. And an introduction by Michael McClure. So here is the news for Canterbury: secrets are just things you don’t want to find.”

 

      

Walking the landscape: a conversation with Iain Sinclair

Much of Iain Sinclair’s writing and film-making is inextricably linked with London, walking and history.

At this event, Iain Sinclair and Christopher Riopelle, Curator of Post-1800 Paintings, will discuss how artists and writers, such as Balke and Sinclair have been, and continue to be, affected by the places in which they find themselves.

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Into the Underworld. Iain Sinclair on the excavation of London. On the LRB

“My long essay on excavations in London has been published in the latest (Jan 22) issue of the London Review of Books. It has been put online, on their website.”

Link to essay

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