Iain Sinclair


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in Cardiff, Wales, The United Kingdom
June 11, 1943

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Iain Sinclair is a British writer and film maker. Much of his work is rooted in London, most recently within the influences of psychogeography.

Sinclair's education includes studies at Trinity College, Dublin, where he edited Icarus, the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London), and the London School of Film Technique (now the London Film School).

His early work was mostly poetry, much of it published by his own small press, Albion Village Press. He was (and remains) closely connected with the British avantgarde poetry scene of the 1960s and 1970s – authors such as J.H. Prynne, Douglas Oliver, Peter Ackroyd and Brian Catling are often quoted in his work and even turn up in fictionalized form as characters; later on, taking over from
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Iain Sinclair isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but they do have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from their feed.

A long overdue update on coming books, movies and more by Iain and his friends (The Gold Machine and more). Read on!

This website has been silent for a long time, so much has happened in the meantime.

Iain would like to send out a broadcast to all people who are interested in his work.

There is a lot in the making.

The Gold Machine, Iain’s new book, is due on September 2nd

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“Why not add another yarn? That’s all we are in the end, any of us, a couple of dozen unreliable stories.”
Iain Sinclair, Landor's Tower

“The suicide hour of cold coffee and alien voices on the radio.”
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“The faster we walk, the more ground we lose.”
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