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.
Wonderful, sharp, amusing, grippingly atmospheric. One of our most
dazzling prose stylists * Daily Telegraph *
Dazzling . . . Sinclair's explorations by foot are highly engaging and anything but pedestrian * Sunday Telegraph *
Brilliant, superb. Anger drives the book forwards. Sinclair has gone from cult author to national treasure -- Robert Macfarlane * Guardian *
Ghost Milk reads like a meld of poet Allen Ginsberg, comic books writer Alan Moore and an anarchists' message board . . . There is no doubt that Sinclair is original, observant, a wonderful phrase maker * Evening Standard *
A striking visual poetry and tart black comedy are extracted form even the most hopeless of London locations * Spectator *
A scorching 400-page diatribe against this and other "grand projects" . . . [Sinclair is] a crazily knowledgeable local historian with a shaman's grasp of strange energies, unseen ley lines, urban esoterica * Independent Magazine *