About

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Andrew Gallix is an Anglo-French writer and occasional translator, who teaches at the Sorbonne and edits 3:AM Magazine. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Financial Times, Irish Times, Stinging Fly, New Statesman, Independent, Literary Review, Times Literary Supplement, Dazed & Confused, as well as on BBC Radio 3, and elsewhere. His books include Unwords (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2020) and We’ll Never Have Paris (Repeater Books, 2019) alongside Love Bites: Fiction Inspired by Pete Shelley (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019) and Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night (Zero Books, 2017) which he co-edited. He divides his time between Scylla and Charybdis.

Writer * Freelance journalist * Editor-in-Chief/owner of 3:AM Magazine (2000-2020) * Inventor of the literary blog with Buzzwords (launched in 2000) * Founder of the Offbeats and Slow Writing Movement * Teacher at Sorbonne Université, Paris (since 1992) * Occasional translator * Founder/webmaster of Surplus Matter (2006-13) * Editor of We’ll Never Have Paris (Repeater Books, 2019). * Co-editor of Love Bites (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019) and Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night (Zero Books, 2017). * Full list of publications here.

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CONTACT:

andrew@3ammagazine.com
agallix@free.fr
gallixandrew@gmail.com
andrew.gallix@paris-sorbonne.fr

PUBLICATIONS

FURTHER READING:

+ Gallix, Andrew. The Quarantine Hotline, episode 6. Interview by Fernando Sdrigotti. Minor Literature[s], 2 June 2020

+ Moss, Richard. “How the Youth Club Archive is Building The Museum of Youth Culture.” Museum Crush, 21 May 2020

+ Lloyd, Katie. “The Museum of Youth Culture Wants Londoners to Share Pictures of their Awkward Teenage Years.” Time Out, 23 April 2020

+ Willson, Tayler. “Fred Perry and the Museum of Youth Culture Team Up For London Takeovers.” mixmag, 31 January 2020

+ O’Sullivan, James. Towards a Digital Poetics: Electronic Literature & Literary Games, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 11, 12, 25, 104

+ Hochreiter, Susanne. “‘We Were So Turned On’: Reflections on Queer(ing) Past and Memory.” Sexual Culture in Germany in the 1970s: A Golden Age for Queers?, edited by Janin Afken and Benedikt Wolf, Macmillan Palgrave, 2019, p. 48

+ Mardell, Oscar. “Style Wars: The Conquest of Gall.” 3:AM Magazine, 21 December 2019

+ Carroll, Tobias. “Is Paris Still an Art World Heavyweight?” InsideHook, 20 November 2019

+ Ashford, James. “What is Hauntology?” The Week, 31 October 2019

+ Mardell, Oscar. Review of Love Bites: Fiction Inspired by Pete Shelley and Buzzcocks, edited by Andrew Gallix, Tomoé Hill and C.D. Rose. 3:AM Magazine, 27 October 2019

+ Gallix, Andrew. Interview by Ferdinand Augusto Pacheco. The Stack. Monocle 24 Radio, London. 17 August 2019

+ Lander, Nick. “Vantre (Not Ventre).” Jancis Robinson, 22 July 2019

+ Sdrigotti, Fernando. Departure Lounge Music. La Casita Grande, 2019

+ Liu, Max. “We’ll Never Have Paris — Sweeping Anthology to the City.” Review of We’ll Never Have Paris, edited by Andrew Gallix. The Financial Times, 1 June 2019

+ Morris, Catharine. “Weighty Matters.” Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon, Times Literary Supplement, 30 May 2019

+ Lehrer, Natasha. “Trompe l’Oeil.” Review of We’ll Never Have Paris, edited by Andrew Gallix. Times Literary Supplement, 31 May 2019, p. 12

+ Jordison, Sam. Galley Beggar Press Newsletter, 23 May 2019

+ Greer, Robert. Review of We’ll Never Have Paris, edited by Andrew Gallix. The London Magazine, 17 May 2019

+ Hakala, Pekka. “европейские страны видят в английском угрозу национальным языкам.” Helsingin Sanomat, 5 November 2018

+ Gallix, Andrew. “Flogging a Dead Clothes Horse.” Interview by Thom Cuell. Minor Literature[s], 14 September 2018

+ Marshall, Richard. “A Personal Golgotha.” 3:AM Magazine, 19 May 2018

+ Volpert, Megan. “Punk is Dead is Very Alive.” Popmatters, 16 April 2018

+ Haven, Cynthia. “’The Genius to Glue Them Together: On René Girard and His Ideas.” Los Angeles Review of Books, 25 March 2018

+ Walton, Stuart. “It Was Bound to Go Wrong.” Review 31, 24 January 2018

+ Kraus, Chris. “Howl – Punk: the Twentieth Century’s Last Avant-Garde.” Times Literary Supplement, 12 January 2018 , p. 33

+ Hoskins, Zachary. Review of Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night, edited by Richard Cabut and Andrew Gallix. Spectrum Culture, 9 January 2018

+ Coulter, Colin. Review of Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night, edited by Richard Cabut and Andrew Gallix. The Irish Times, 6 January 2018

+ Edwards, Dickon. Review of Punk is Dead: Modernity KIlled Every Night, edited by Richard Cabut and Andrew Gallix. The Wire, January 2018, p. 90

+ La Mont III, Alfredo. “Sin maquillaje.” Excelsior, 25 December 2017 (quoted)

+ Frances King, Georgia and Paul Smalera. “Nostalgia is the Ultimate Privilege.” Quartzy, 17 December 2017 2017

+ Empire, Kitty. “Pretty Vacant Or Spiky-Haired Situationists?” The Observer (The New Review section), 19 November 2017, p. 36

+ Levy, Deborah. “Books of the Year.” New Statesman, 17-23 November 2017, p. 41

+ O’Sullivan, James. “Electronic Literature’s Contemporary Moment: Brezze and Campbell’s ‘All the Delicates Duplicates’.” Los Angeles Review of Books, 7 November 2017

+ Gallix, Andrew. “The Momus Questionnaire.” Minor Literature[s], 3 November 2017 (interviewed)

+ Tranter, Rhys. “Andrew Gallix on the Virtues of Writing Slowly.” RhysTranter.com, 28 October 2017

+ Myers, Ben. Review of Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night, edited by Richard Cabut and Andrew Gallix, Mojo, November 2017, p. 119

+ Stevens, Andrew. “Punk Bashing Time: An Interview with Andrew Gallix.” Creases Like Knives, 16 September 2017

+ Walley, Joanne ‘Bob’ and Lee Miller. “The Hauntologies of Clinical and Artistic Practice.” Risk and Regulation at the Interface of Medicine and the Arts: Dangerous Currents, edited by Alan Bleakley, Larry Lynch and Greg Whelan, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pp. 101-102 (quoted)

+ “The Brief: 3:AM Magazine,” Silent Frame 1 April 2017 (interviewed)

+ Erin Blakemore, “France’s Famous High School Exam Will Soon Feature Its First Woman Author,” Smithsonian 21 March 2017 (quoted)

+ Eva Orúe, “Slowhand es un artista, pero no (siempre) el que crees,” infoLibre 19 March 2017 (quoted)

+ Pettman, Dominic. Infinite Distraction: Paying Attention to Social Media. Cambridge: Polity, 2016, p. 120.

+ Claire-Louise Bennett, Pond (2015; Picador Australia, 2016). Quoted on front cover

+ Lucy Clark, Stephanie Convery and Steph Harmon, “From Bernie Sanders to Stocking Fillers — December’s Literary Highlights,” Guardian Australia 10 December 2016 (quoted)

+ Agustín Fernández Mallo, Nocilla Experience (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2016). Quoted on back cover

+ Ira Solomatina, “Fashion’s History of the Patch,” Sleek 4 August 2016 (quoted)

+ What We Wore. 15 July-25 September 2016, The Photographers’ Gallery London

+ Jeff Bursey, Centring the Margins: Essays and Reviews (Zero Books, 2016): 14 (quoted)

+ Lauren Elkin, Introduction to her talk with Claire-Louise Bennett at Shakespeare and Company 4 May 2016 (quoted)

+ Julie Muller Mitchell, “Eminent Theorist,” Stanford Magazine March-April 2016 (quoted)

+ Caleb Crain, Rev. of Memory Theater, by Simon Critchley, The New York Times 16 December 2015 (mentioned)

+ Clara Chow, “Bias, She Wrote,” The Strait Times 13 October 2015 (quoted)

+ Binoy Kampmark, “Pizza Danish, Franglais and Policing Language,” Counterpunch 14 September 2015 (quoted)

+ Binoy Kampmark, “Pizza Danish, Franglais and Policing Language,” Eurasia Review 14 September 2015 (quoted)

+ Jamie Fisher, “A Patron Saint for Sadsacks: What Snark Says About Failure — and What Literature Says Back,” Los Angeles Review of Books 10 June 2015

+ Tim Smyth, Rev. of Memory Theatre, by Simon Critchley, The Stinging Fly 30 (Spring 2015): 113 (referenced)

+ Alexander Oliver, Review of The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure, by C.D. Rose, The Literary Review 5 March 2015 (quoted)

+ Sally Adee, “Do You Speak English?,” The Last Word on Nothing 19 February 2015 (mentioned)

+ Stuart Kelly, “Stuart Kelly: Diversity Rules in Non-Fiction,” The Scotsman 13 December 2014

+ Julian Hanna, “Beautiful Losers,” Rev. of The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure by C. D. Rose, 3:AM Magazine 11 December 2014

+ Mark Diston, Rev. of The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure by C. D. Rose, The Register 6 December 2014

+ Linn Levy, “Debord j’adore,” Edelweiss December 2014: 53 (interviewed)

+ Keith Watson, Rev. of The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure by C. D. Rose, failure magazine November 2014 (quoted)

+ Thom Cuell, Rev. of The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure by CD Rose, The Workshy Fop 10 November 2014

+ “What We Wore: Nina Manandhar,” Clash 7 November 2014 (picture)

+ Daisy Woodward, “What We Wore: A People’s History of British Style,” Another Magazine 5 November 2014 (picture, quoted)

+ Michael Dirda, Rev. of The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure by CD Rose, The Washington Post 5 November 2014

+ Jonathon Sturgeon, “In Praise of Literary Failure,” Flavorwire 30 October 2014

+ Paul Gorman, “What We Wore: An Intelligent and Egalitarian Celebration of Our Collective Visual Invention,” Paul Gorman Is 30 October 2014 (picture)

+ David Winters, “An Interview with David Winters” by Matthew Jakubowski, truce 21 October 2014 (mentioned)

+ Douglas Lord, Rev. of The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure by CD Rose, Library Journal 16 October 2014

+ Dan Piepenbring, “Postcards From Another Planet,” The Paris Review 3 September 2014 (quoted)

+ “On the Shelf,” The Paris Review 17 July 2014 (quoted)

+ Will Coldwell, “Throwback Thursday: On Holiday in the 1980s – In Pictures,” The Guardian 3 April 2014 (picture)

+ Jeff Bursey, Rev. of [SIC], by Davis Schneiderman, The Quarterly Conversation 10 March 2014 (article mentioned)

+ Richard Marshall, “Borges’s ‘Funes the Memorious’,” 3:AM Magazine 9 March 2014

+ Eve Dawoud, “What We Wore,” Teenage 8 February 2014 (picture)

+ Carlos Magro, “Gallix,” fragmentos escritos 25 January 2014 (quoted)

+ J. W. Cormack, “Jason Schwartz,” BOMB 7 January 2014 (article mentioned)

“What We Wore by” by Jesse Barron, i-D Magazine 2O December 2013 (picture)

+ Linn Levy, “La faim du livre,” Edelweiss December 2013 (interviewed)

+ George Berger, Let’s Submerge: Tales From the Punk Rock Underground 26 November 2013 (mentioned)

+ Bethanie Blanchard, “This Week in Books,” Guardian Australia Culture Blog 17 November 2013 (mentioned; quoted)

+ Douglas Glover, “The End of Realist Stories — Andrew Gallix @ theguardian.com,” Numéro Cinq Blog 12 November 2013

+ Ben Ashwell, “An Interview with Tony O’Neill,” Bookslut November 2013 (mentioned)

+ Aaron John Gulyas, The Chaos Conundrum: Essays on UFOs, Ghosts & Other High Strangeness in Our Non-Rational & Atemporal World (Halifax, NS: Redstar Books, 2013)

+ Douglas Glover, Introduction, “Of Literary Bondage,” Numéro Cinq 13 August 2013

+ Richard Marshall, “Modernist Ghosts,” 3:AM Magazine 18 June 2013 (review)

+ Guardian Weekly 14 June 2013 (mentioned)

+ Douglas Glover, “Fifty Shades of Grey: Fiction,” Numéro Cinq 8 June 2013 (review)

+ Enrique Vila-Matas, “Vamos Rezagados,” El ayudante de Vilnius 1 May 2013 (quoted)

+ Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera and Vamsi K. Koneru, eds, Paris in American Literatures: On Distance as a Literary Resource (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickson University Press, 2013) (mentioned)

+ Richard Marshall, “No Thing,” 3:AM Magazine 29 March 2013

+ Illya Szilak, “Killing the Literary: The Death of E-Lit,” The Huffington Post 19 March 2013 (mentioned)

+ Tom Bradley, Rev. of Apparitional Experience, 3:AM Magazine 6 March 2013

+ Lars Iyer, “Outside Literature: The Lars Iyer Interview,” The Quarterly Conversation 31 4 March 2013 (mentioned)

+ “Reading the Unreadable,” The Stone Philosophy Links, The New York Times 27 February 2013

+ Lars Iyer, “Impossible Literature,” 3:AM Magazine 6 February 2013 (mentioned)

+ “Pathos: Andrew Gallix,” Full Stop 16 January 2013 (interview)

+ Deborah Levy, “8 Questions for Deborah Levy,” Fleeting 22 December 2012 (mentioned)

+ Nicolle Elizabeth, “Go Forth (Vol. 4),” The Believer Logger 14 November 2012 (interview)

+ Lori Hettler, “Indie Spotlight – 3:AM Press,” The Next Best Book Blog 10 November 2012 (mentioned)

+ Boyd Tonkin, “The Week in Books,” The Independent 14 July 2012

+ Serena Danna, “Black out spaventa la rivista online: spariti nella Rete 12 anni di lavoro,” Corriere della Sera 11 July 2012: 29 (interview)

+ Nick Clark, “Web Hits Delete on Magazine’s 12-Year Archive,” The Independent 6 July 2012 (interview)

+ Edward Champion, “3:AM Magazine — How Twelve Years of Literary Content Disappeared in an Instant,” Reluctant Habits 6 July 2012 (interview)

+ Elisa Giuliana, “Dark Times,” Nude Review 1 15 February 2012 (mentioned)

+ Nathan Ihara, “Has Literature Always Been Dying Since the Beginning?” Melville House Books 12 January 2012

+ Blackburn, David. “Pigeons, Pros and Amateurs.” The Spectator, 11 January 2012.

+ A picture of me in the punk days was posted on the ISYS tumblr on 1 November 2011

+ Darran Anderson, “Unsecured by Landscape,” 3:AM Magazine 27 October 2011

+ Richard Lea, “Back to the Future of Fiction,” Guardian Books 7 October 2011 (mentioned)

+ Lee Rourke, “A Bookshop Going Places,” Guardian Books 13 July 2011 (referenced)

+ Reading/translating with Stewart Home at Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris, 19 March 2011

+ Anthony Cuthbertson, “From the Lost to the Beat to Now,” Notes From the Underground 19 November 2010 [archived here]

+ Dan Holloway, “Beat Me Before I Come Up With Any More Crass Metaphors,” Eight Cuts 13 November 2010 [archived here]

+ Tom Bradley, “Upon Reading ‘Celesteville’s Burning‘” 5 October 2010

+ Katie Allen, “Indie Literary Sites Start Coming of Age,” The Bookseller 8 October 2010 [archived here]

+ Tom Bradley, “Surplus Will: the Stories of Andrew Gallix,” Put It Down in a Book (Cedar Park, TX: 2009) [pp. 21-26; archived here]

+ Tom Bradley, “Crossing Chaos Enigmatic Ink: Locus of the Enigmatic Polygeneration,” Exquisite Corpse June 2009 (mentioned and quoted) [archived here]

+ Patrice Carrer, “Repères Critiques,” Notre Dame du Vide by Tony O’Neill (Paris: 13E Notes Editions, 2009) (mentioned on p. 237 and quoted on p. 238) [archived here]

+ Jack Henry, “3:AM Magazine Interview: Andrew Gallix,” Heroin Love Songs 5 Spring 2009: 87-90

+ Inés Martin Rodrigo, “Alunizaje perfecto de la armada offbeat,” ABC 26 March 2009 (mentioned) [archived here]

+ ArtGerust, “La literatura Offbeat, el nacimiento de una nueva generacion,” ArtGerust 18 February 2009 (mentioned) [archived here]

+ David F. Hoenigman, “An Interview With Tom Bradley,” Word Riot February 2009 (mentioned)

+ Inés Martin Rodrigo, “‘Sea lo que sea, estoy contra ello,” ABC 16 February 2009 (quoted) [archived here]

+ Nick Kocz and Manisha Sharma respond to my Guardian piece on e-literature in their introduction to the Fall 2008 edition of The New River December 2008 [archived here]

+ Interviewed about the Offbeats (along with Gerry Feehily) in Minuit/Dix, a radio programme on France Culture 5 November 2008 (12.10pm-1am)

+ Donari Braxton, “The Consumption of Context: a Conversation With Author Hillary Raphael,” Anthem magazine 20 September 2008 (mentioned) [archived here]

+ Pat King, “Interview With Mikael Covey,” The Guild of Outsider Writers 15 June 2008 (mentioned)

+ Jennifer Cuddy, “Offbeat With Andrew Gallix,” Literary Kicks 2 June 2008 (interviewed) [archived here]

+ John O’Connell, review of Lee Rourke’s Everyday, Time Out 4 February 2008 [archived here]

+ Huw Nesbitt, “Brit Lit of the Post-Punk Generation,” Slates 6 December 2007

+ Sarah Fakray, “Tell It Like It Is: The Offbeats,” Dazed & Confused November 2007 (quoted p. 297)

+ Lee Rourke, “Less Is More…,Scarecrow Comment 22 October 2007 (mentioned)

+ Rebecca Gillieron and Catheryn Kilgarriff, The Bookaholics’ Guide to Book Blogs (London: Marion Boyars, 2007) (quoted on pp. 47-48 and mentioned on pp. 138, 139 and 153)

+ Susan Tomaselli, “Purposely Resisting All That: An Interview With Lee Rourke,dogmatika September 2007 (mentioned)

+ Kelly Buckley, “Mr Writer,The Great Small Fishes (September-November 2007) (interviewed)

+ Tom Bradley, “Surplus Will,nthposition 7 August 2007 (article devoted to my short stories)

+ Clare Margetson, “The Hay Relay: The End-less Wait is Over,” The Guardian 4 July 2007 (mentioned)

+ Sam Jordison, “Surfing the New Literary Wave,Guardian Books Blog 12 February 2007 (mentioned)

+ Sam Jordison, “Literature For the MySpace Generation,The Guardian Wednesday 7 February 2007 (mentioned)

INTERVIEWS WITH YOURS TRULY:

+ Gallix, Andrew. The Quarantine Hotline, episode 6. Interview by Fernando Sdrigotti. Minor Literature[s], 2 June 2020

+ Gallix, Andrew. Interview by Tobias Carroll. “Is Paris Still an Art World Heavyweight?” InsideHook, 20 November 2019

+ Gallix, Andrew. Interview by Ferdinand Augusto Pacheco. The Stack. Monocle 24 Radio, London. 17 August 2019

+ Gallix, Andrew. Interview by Adam Biles. “Paris As Textual Space” from Shakespeare and Company, 20 June 2019.

+ Gallix, Andrew. “Flogging a Dead Clothes Horse.” Interview by Thom Cuell. Minor Literature[s], 14 September 2018

+ Gallix, Andrew. “The Momus Questionnaire.” Minor Literature[s], 3 November 2017

+ Tranter, Rhys. “Andrew Gallix on the Virtues of Writing Slowly.” RhysTranter.com, 28 October 2017

+ Stevens, Andrew. “Punk Bashing Time: An Interview with Andrew Gallix.” Creases Like Knives, 16 September 2017

+ “The Brief: 3:AM Magazine,” Silent Frame 1 April 2017

+ Linn Levy, “Debord j’adore,” Edelweiss December 2014: 53

+ Linn Levy, “La faim du livre,” Edelweiss December 2013: 46

+ “Pathos: Andrew Gallix,” Full Stop 16 January 2013

+ Nicolle Elizabeth, “Go Forth (Vol. 4),” The Believer Logger 14 November 2012

+ Serena Danna, “Black out spaventa la rivista online: spariti nella Rete 12 anni di lavoro,” Corriere della Sera 11 July 2012: 29

+ Nick Clark, “Web Hits Delete on Magazine’s 12-Year Archive,” The Independent 6 July 2012

+ Edward Champion, “3:AM Magazine — How Twelve Years of Literary Content Disappeared in an Instant,” Reluctant Habits 6 July 2012

+ Jack Henry, “3:AM Magazine Interview: Andrew Gallix,” Heroin Love Songs 5 Spring 2009: 87-90

+ Inés Martin Rodrigo, “‘Sea lo que sea, estoy contra ello,” ABC 16 February 2009 [archived here]

+ Interviewed about the Offbeats (along with Gerry Feehily) in Minuit/Dix, a radio programme on France Culture 5 November 2008 (12.10pm-1am)

+ Jennifer Cuddy, “Offbeat With Andrew Gallix,” Literary Kicks 2 June 2008 [archived here]

+ Rebecca Gillieron and Catheryn Kilgarriff, The Bookaholics’ Guide to Book Blogs (London: Marion Boyars, 2007) (quoted on pp. 47-48)

+ Kelly Buckley, “Mr Writer,The Great Small Fishes (September-November 2007)

PICTURES OF YOURS TRULY:

Moss, Richard. “How the Youth Club Archive is Building The Museum of Youth Culture.” Museum Crush, 21 May 2020.

Picture used to advertise Photobookcafe’s Shutdown Sessions, 30 April 2020.

Picture used to illustrate the “British Anarchy” section of Bill Osgerby’s “The Teenage Revolution” on the Museum of Youth Culture website.

Lloyd, Katie. “The Museum of Youth Culture Wants Londoners to Share Pictures of their Awkward Teenage Years.” Time Out, 23 April 2020.

Picture used to advertise the Museum of Youth Culture, April 2020.

From Bedrooms to Basements pop-up exhibition, Fred Perry store, Camden High Street, London, 6 February-March 2020.

Willson, Tayler. “Fred Perry and the Museum of Youth Culture Team Up For London Takeovers.” mixmag, 31 January 2020.

What We Wore. 15 July-25 September 2016, The Photographers’ Gallery London.

“What We Wore: Nina Manandhar,” Clash 7 November 2014.

Daisy Woodward, “What We Wore: A People’s History of British Style,” Another Magazine 5 November 2014.

Pictures of me in Nina Manandhar’s What We Wore: A People’s History of British Style (London: Prestel, 2014) on pp. 24, 40-41, 104, as well as on the front cover.

Picture of me and my stepdad on the Guardian‘s website, 3 April 2014.

Eve Dawoud, “What We Wore,” Teenage 8 February 2014.

“What We Wore by” by Jesse Barron, i-D Magazine 20 December 2013.

Writers I like:

JG Ballard / Donald Barthelme / Roland Barthes / Claire-Louise Bennett / Lucia Berlin / Maurice Blanchot / Owen Booth / Jorge Luis Borges / Christine Brooke-Rose / Anne Carson / Robert Coover / Arthur Cravan / Stanley Crawford / Simon Critchley / Rachel Cusk / Lydia Davis / Joan Didion / Brian Dillon / Geoff Dyer / Wendy Erskine / Félix Fénéon / Macedonio Fernández / Ronald Firbank / Nicole Flattery / Elizabeth Hardwick / Lars Iyer / Edmond Jabès / Anna Kavan / Rachel Kushner / Nick Land / Ben Lerner / Jonathan Lethem / Deborah Levy / Sam Lipsyte / Clarice Lispector / Gary Lutz / Stéphane Mallarmé / Félicien Marboeuf / David Markson / Tom McCarthy / Susana Medina / Steven Millhauser / Ian Nairn / Joe Orton / Max Porter / Marcel Proust / Ann Quin / Jacques Rigaut / Nicholas Rombes / C.D. Rose / Kathryn Scanlan / Christine Schutt / Susan Sontag / Jean-Philippe Toussaint / Jacques Vaché / Enrique Vila-Matas / Robert Walser / Joanna Walsh / Diane Williams / Eley Williams

My favourite albums:

A Tonic for the Troops – The Boomtown Rats (Ensign, 1978) / A Winged Victory For The Sullen – A Winged Victory For The Sullen (Erased Tapes, 2011) / The Album – Eater (The Label, 1977) / All Mod Cons – The Jam (Polydor, 1978) / Alternative Chartbusters – The Boys (NEMS Records, 1978) / Another Kind of Blues – U.K. Subs (Gem Records, 1979) / Another Music in a Different Kitchen – Buzzcocks (United Artists, 1978) / The B-52’s – The B-52’s (Warner Bros., 1979) / The Boomtown Rats – The Boomtown Rats (Ensign, 1977) / The Boys – The Boys (NEMS Records, 1977) / Chairs Missing – Wire (Harvest, 1978) / Chemist – The Necks (Fish of Milk, 2005) / The Clash – The Clash (CBS, 1977) / Colossal Youth – Young Marble Giants (Rough Trade, 1980) / Coming Up For Air – Penetration (Virgin, 1979) / Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts – The Adverts (Bright, 1978) / Cut – The Slits (Island, 1979) / Damned Damned Damned – The Damned (Stiff, 1977) / Dirk Wears White Sox – Adam and the Ants (Do It, 1979) / Dreaming of Spires – July Skies (Rocket Girl, 2002) / Embrace the Herd – The Gist (Rough Trade, 1982) / Epiphany in Brooklyn – Brenda Kahn (Chaos, 1992) / Everyday Robots – Damon Albarn (Parlophone, 2014) / Exile in Guyville – Liz Phair (Matador, 1993) / Fever to Tell – Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Interscope, 2003) / Flowers of Romance – Public Image Ltd (Virgin, 1981) / Fulham Fallout – The Lurkers (Beggars Banquet, 1978) / Generation X – Generation X (Chrysalis, 1978) / Give ‘Em Enough Rope – The Clash (CBS, 1978) / Group Sex – Circle Jerks (Frontier Records, 1980) / Handcream for a Generation – Cornershop (Wiiija, 2002) / Here Come the Warm Jets – Brian Eno (Island, 1974) / Hunky Dory – David Bowie (RCA, 1971) / If We Can’t Trust the Doctors – Blanche (V2 Records, 2004) / In the City – The Jam (Polydor, 1977) / Inflammable Material – Stiff Little Fingers (Rough Trade, 1979) / The La’s – The La’s (Go! Discs, 1990) / Love Bites – Buzzcocks (United Artists, 1978) / Low – David Bowie (RCA, 1977) / Metal Box – Public Image Ltd (Virgin, 1979) / Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols – The Sex Pistols (Virgin, 1977) / Nobody’s Heroes – Stiff Little Fingers (Chrysalis, 1980) / Opel-Gang – Die Toten Hosen (Totenkopf, 1983) / Pink Flag – Wire (Harvest, 1977) / Plastic Letters – Blondie (Chrysalis, 1978) / Power in the Darkness – Tom Robinson Band (EMI, 1978) / Pretenders – The Pretenders (Real Records, 1980) / The Psychedelic Furs – The Psychedelic Furs (Columbia, 1980) / Public Image: First Issue – Public Image Ltd (Virgin, 1978) / The Queen is Dead – The Smiths (Rough Trade, 1986) / Road to Ruin – The Ramones (Sire, 1978) / Rocket to Russia – The Ramones (Sire, 1977) / The Scream – Siouxsie and the Banshees (Polydor, 1978) / Searching for the Young Soul Rebels – (EMI, 1980) / Setting Sons – The Jam (Polydor, 1979) / The Smiths – The Smiths (Rough Trade, 1984) / Songs For Drella – Lou Reed & John Cale (Sire, 1990) / The Specials – The Specials (2 Tone Records, 1979) / Strange Boutique – The Monochrome Set (Dindisc, 1980) / Streets – Various (Beggars Banquet, 1977 / Suede – Suede (Nude, 1993) / Three Imaginary Boys – The Cure (Fiction, 1979) / Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works – Max Richter (Deutsche Grammophon, 2017) / Valley of the Dolls – Generation X (Chrysalis, 1979) / The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground (Verve, 1967) /

My favourite singles:

“C. 30 C.60 C.90 Go” – Bow Wow Wow (EMI, 1980) / “Fairytale in the Supermarket” – The Raincoats (Rough Trade, 1979) / “How Much Longer?” – Alternative TV (Deptford Fun City, 1977) / “Killing an Arab” – The Cure (Small Wonder, 1979) / “Love Lies Limp” – Alternative TV (S. G. Records, 1977) / “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais” – The Clash (CBS, 1978) / “White Riot” – The Clash (CBS, 1977) / “This is Love” – The Gist (Rough Trade, 1980) /

My favourite films:

A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom, 2006) / Alfie (Lewis Gilbert, 1966) / Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland, 2012) / Buffalo ’66 (Vincent Gallo, 1998) / Deep End (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970) / Diabolo menthe (Diane Kurys, 1977) / Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973) / Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971) / The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland, 2014 ) / Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009) / Get Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971) / The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967) / The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle (Julien Temple, 1980) / High-Rise (Ben Wheatley, 2015) / A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) / If (Lindsay Anderson, 1968) / Jubilee (Derek Jarman, 1978) / Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) / Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973) / Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 2019) / Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984) / Permanent Vacation (Jim Jarmusch, 1980) / Pierrot le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) / Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004) / Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010) / That Summer (Harley Cokeliss, 1979) / Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson, 2011) / The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011) / 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom, 2002) / Un Homme qui dort (Bernard Queysanne, 1974) / Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Steve Box & Nick Park, 2005) / The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976) / Up the Junction (Peter Collinson, 1968) / Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, 1971) / Wreckers (Dictynna Hood, 2011)

My favourite photographers:

William Eggleston / Saul Leiter

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