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Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair was born in Cardiff in 1943.

Iain Sinclair
He has lived in (and written about) Hackney, East London, since 1969.

His novels include Downriver (Winner of the James Tait Black Prize and 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 his most recent book, Edge of the Orison.

In the 1990s, Iain wrote and presented a number of films for BBC2's Late Showand 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.

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