American Smoke: Road Talk (announcement)

Iain has decided to make a gift to all his readers: he will publish on this website the diary of his recent trip in North America accompanied by a selection of his own pictures.

I am working at preparing the pictures and I am hoping to have the post ready by Saturday 4/6, so come back to check on the day.

I would like to thank Iain for his generosity.


Interview to Iain Sinclair on The Browser

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Iain’s news

The weather programme I’m doing for BBC Radio 4 (Saturday 6th: 8pm) is taking most of my energies, with writing, doing interviews, and recordings. But I did manage to get my hands on the French edition of ‘London Orbital’. It’s a handsome production, with elegant graphics and a fold-out M25 map. I’m very pleased with the look of it. (And the translation and footnotes strike me as sensitive and accurate.)

The ‘Toward Re-Enchantment’ collection, made by Gareth Evans and Di Robson, has just arrived. I’ll be taking part in a launch event at the London Review Bookshop on 10th November. Again, this is a beautifully produced book. With essays from Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Ken Worpole, Kathleen Jamie, among others.

Iain Sinclair