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

Please note that this work includes:

  • compilations/descriptions of ‘lost’ and/or rare Sinclair material, recovered from various repositories;
  • numerous transcriptions of both recovered and never-before-published text by Sinclair;
  • documentation of the wider scenes in which he was working;
  • and examples of his correspondence, including the complete extant correspondence between Sinclair and J. H. Prynne.


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:

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