Iain Sinclair will be reading from and signing the paperback of London Overground at Waterstones,
11 Islington Green, Thursday April 7th
Iain Sinclair explores modern London through a day’s hike around the London Overground route.
The completion of the full circle of London Overground provides Iain Sinclair with a new path to walk the shifting territory of the capital. With thirty-three stations and thirty-five miles to tramp – plus inevitable and unforeseen detours and false steps – he embarks on a marathon circumnavigation at street level, tracking the necklace of garages, fish farms, bakeries, convenience cafés, cycle repair shops and Minder lock-ups which enclose inner London.
‘Pin-sharp observation and offbeat memoir fuse in sentences that catch your breath like a lurid, toxic sunset over Hackney Marshes … Sinclair [is a] peerless literary wanderer’ Independent
‘He is incapable of writing a dull paragraph’ Scotland on Sunday
‘Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous man-made landscapes’ Times Literary Supplement
‘If you are drawn to English that doesn’t just sing, but sings the blues and does scat and rocks the joint, try Sinclair. His sentences deliver a rush like no one else’s’ Washington Post
Iain Sinclair was born in Cardiff in 1943. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, poetry non-fiction, including Lud Heat; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Downriver; Radon Daughters; Lights Out for the Territory; Rodinsky’s Room, with Rachel Lichtenstein; Landor’s Tower; London Orbital; Dining On Stones; Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk; American Smoke and London Overground. Downriver won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award. He lives in Hackney, east London.