Terminal Realism: Kathy Acker and William S. Burroughs, J.G. Ballard and Zadie Smith

'The writer's task is to invent reality.' J.G. Ballard. On a recent trip to Heathrow, I travelled along the Westway. It's been a few years since I headed out on that road, not since a friend of mine passed his driving test and we made a specific trip out west with Low by David Bowie … Continue reading Terminal Realism: Kathy Acker and William S. Burroughs, J.G. Ballard and Zadie Smith

London Smoke: Iain Sinclair

'first a man and then a street' - Iain Sinclair Influences are tricky things, running like pathways of mercury through a writer's life. In part, to name a literary influence is to limit yourself, to take a place on the second step behind some greater figure. Sometimes, though, the opposite is true, and by naming … Continue reading London Smoke: Iain Sinclair