Edition 6: Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair

photo by Belinda Lawley

London chronicler and Haggerston resident Iain Sinclair talks to Francesca Panetta about Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire: A Confidential Report.  It's his eagerly awaited ‘documentary-fiction’ based on forty years of living and working in Hackney, a borough he describes variously as exotic, seductive, radical, difficult and bloody-minded.   Hear about the author’s walks with photographer Stephen Gill and fellow psycho-geographer Will Self, the mysterious world of Kingsland barbershops, and how the Olympic vision is set to erase Sinclair’s own beloved topography.

You can buy the book here and here.  Read the Hackney Citizen’s interview here and watch Shehani Fernando’s recent film for guardian.co.uk here.

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