On the occasion of his recent publication Austerlitz and After (Test Centre, 2013), the fourth edition of Sensing Cities invites British writer Iain Sinclair to talk about writing, histories, walking, coincidences, sound, book characters, urban ruins and his way of exploring and narrating the unknown in the city of London. Embarking from Sinclair’s favourite spot in Liverpool Street station where his search of Austerlitz takes place, we then spend some time in the basement of Bishopsgate Institute.
Tune in on June 5th at Resonance FM at 1pm to listen to our discussion.
About Iain Sinclair
Iain Sinclair has lived in (and written about) Hackney, East London, since 1969. His novels include Downriver (Winner of the James Tait Black Prize & the Encore Prize for the Year’s Best Second Novel), Radon Daughters, Landor’s Tower and, most recently, Dining on Stones (which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje prize). Non-fiction books, exploring the myth and matter of London, include Lights Out for the Territory, London Orbital and Edge of the Orison. In the ‘90s, Iain wrote and presented a number of films for BBC2’s Late Show and has, subsequently, co-directed with Chris Petit four documentaries for Channel 4; one of which, Asylum, won the short film prize at the Montreal Festival. He edited London, City of Disappearances, which was published in October 2006. Recently he has published Hackney,That Rose-Red Empire (2009) and Ghostmilk (2011).