Local Author Blacklisted By Hackney Council?

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 114 months ago
Local Author Blacklisted By Hackney Council?

This is the extraordinary claim made by Iain Sinclair. According to a piece in the Guardian, the author had an invitation to an event scheduled for next February in Stoke Newington library to promote his new book, Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, revoked. The reason? Sinclair believes he has become persona non grata, the victim of a McCarthyist witchhunt, as a result of an article he wrote for London Review of Books in June. In the piece he criticised the development of the 2012 Games site and bemoaned the loss of a historic "liminal zone" in Stratford, and the site's ultimate fate as a "termite shopping centre".

Last Updated 22 October 2008