BLACK APPLES by Iain Sinclair is published by Little Toller this week.
IAIN SINCLAIR walks back along the blue-grey roads and the cliff-top paths of his childhood in south Wales, rediscovering the Gower Peninsula, a place first explored in his youth. Provoked by the strange, enigmatic series of paintings, Afal du Brogwyr (Black Apple of Gower), made by the artist Ceri Richards in the 1950s, Sinclair leaves behind the familiar, ‘murky elsewheres’ of his life in Hackney, carrying an envelope of black-and-white photographs and old postcards, along with fragments of memory that neither confirm nor deny whether he belongs here, amongst the wave-cut limestone, the car parks and the Gower bungalows.
London Events July 2015
2nd July – Waterstones Piccadilly with Brian Catling and Gareth Evans – 7.00pm
7th July – Pages of Hackney @ Sutton House – 7.00pm – Mark Pilkington as Chair
8th July – Broadway Books – 7.00pm
9th July – London Review Bookshop (LRB) with Brian Catling – 7.00pm
14th July – Blackwell’s Oxford with Brian Catling – 6.30pm
27nd July – Stanford’s London – 6.30pm
Picked by Robert Macfarlane in the Guardian Summer Reads:
‘..Iain Sinclair’s Black Apples of Gower, beautifully published by Little Toller Press, (is) about Sinclair’s repeated ‘dream walks’ through south-west Wales, and including an account of a day when shadows fell towards the sun.’