Beautifully written and drawing upon a range of literary, cultural and geographic references, Sinclair follows in the path of the ‘lost’ rivers of London and examines their influence on the visionary literature of the capital.
IAIN SINCLAIR has lived in and written about London since 1969. A renowned essayist and writer of fiction, Iain’s early work consisted mostly of poetry which he published on his own small press, Albion Village Press. His novels include Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Prize and the Encore Prize), Radon Daughters, Landor’s Tower and Dining on Stones (shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize). Non-fiction books, exploring the myth and matter of London, include Lights Out for the Territory, London Orbital, Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire, Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project and most recently Blake’s London: The Topographic Sublime.
Swedenborg Archive series
Swimming to Heaven: the Lost Rivers of London is the second in a series of Swedenborg Archive pocket books. Edited by Stephen McNeilly, and drawing on miscellaneous material from the Swedenborg archives, the aim of the series is to make available in printed form, lectures, interviews and other unique items that would otherwise remain unseen by a broader audience.