American Smoke Review in the Hackney Citizen

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Timothy Cooke has reviewed Iain Sinclair’s American Smoke in the Hackney Citizen website. Click here to read it.

An (Almost) Interview with Iain Sinclair

Updated: 2017-06-11

Unfortunately, it looks like both the image and the post have now gone.

I need to find ways to preserve that kind of stuff…



Here is a brief interview with Iain Sinclair by Max Liu for the Frieze Blog.

American Smoke @ London Review Bookshop

Thursday, 21 November 7.00 pm. at the London Review Bookshop. 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL. 020 7269 9030

In American Smoke (Hamish Hamilton), the third part of a loose trilogy of topographical ruminations that began with Hackney: That Rose-red Empire and Ghost Milk, Iain Sinclair follows the traces of the writers of the American Beat generation – Kerouac, Burroughs, Charles Olson, Gary Snyder, Malcolm Lowry and more – in a journey that takes in the Old West, Mexico, volcanoes, murder, and a good deal else besides. He will be at the shop to talk about the book with writer, editor and curator Gareth Evans.

For booking and more information, please follow the link.

Event for the launch of American Smoke

American Smoke posterBook Launch, including signing by the author from 6-7pm. Films: 7.30pm.

To celebrate the booklaunch of Iain Sinclair‘s American Smoke (Hamish Hamilton), Test Centre and F have combined forces with 70×70 to present a FREE informal screening in the F event space of Patricio Guzmán’s documentary Nostalgia for the Light (2010, 90 mins), one of 70 films selected by Iain to commemorate his 70th birthday. Nostalgia for the Light contrasts the rise of Chilean astronomy with the fate of inmates of the country’s Chacabuco prison mine. We will also be showing Francis Alÿs’s Tornado (2000-2010, 39 mins), which documents Alÿs attempting to run into Mexican tornadoes.

With a live introduction to the films by Iain Sinclair – these films dovetail nicely with the content of the new book in which Sinclair engages with the memory-filled landscapes of the American Beats.

Address: F 110 Stoke Newington, Church Street, N16 0JX.

For more information, please follow the link.

American Smoke interactive map

To celebrate the launch of American Smoke, Penguin Books has created an interactive map of the US, the same on the book’s cover. The marvelous (m)app can be viewed here.