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Mega City Dun

Thanks to everyone at the Dundee Literary Festival and those who came for a great event. There’s been an avalanche of things happening recently, which I’m still digging my way through, and tomorrow may finally be the first day I’ve … Continue reading

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Imaginary Cities – U.S. edition

Delighted to announce University of Chicago Press will be publishing Imaginary Cities in the U.S. in April.

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It lives…

So the Imaginary Cities book is finally out (you can pick up a copy via Influx Press’ site though most bookshops can order it in). The response has been phenomenal. Thanks so much to everyone who has read it and … Continue reading

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‘Imaginary Cities’ Book Launch

Waterstones Piccadilly, London will be hosting the launch of Imaginary Cities on Wednesday 22nd July 19:00. It’ll be free of course but please RSVP by email: piccadilly@waterstones.com There’ll be a Q&A, book signing, drinks (I think) and I’ll give a … Continue reading

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Ciudades Imaginarias

¡Salud, camaradas! For those who speak Spanish, I’ve been talking to the excellent Yorokobu site about Gaudí, Borges, Marco Polo and my forthcoming Imaginary Cities book (out next summer with Influx Press). You can read the interview here.

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Where the Wild Things Are

The prevalent trend in books, at least on these battered old islands, seems to be for the overnight discovery. It’s a tempting myth for journalists to find some literary Kaspar Hauser out of nowhere (despite the fact there are no … Continue reading

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Beyond good and evil

There’s a tendency among certain literary critics to misleadingly label certain types of writing as ‘transgressive’. This involves throwing a wide range of books (essentially those which don’t fit a narrow bourgeois remit) in together like cats in a sack. … Continue reading

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