Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hackney backs down over Iain Sinclair book

The Hackney Gazette reports that the borough council has backed down over its decision to withdraw an invitation to Iain Sinclair to launch his new book in one of its libraries:

On Tuesday, a spokeswoman said: "The council was never against Iain Sinclair launching his book in Hackney and the decision to cancel the planned launch of his forthcoming book from Stoke Newington library was not motivated by the desire to ban or censor his opinions."

She added that the council now plans to invite the author to speak at one of its events early next year, likely to be held in council premises.

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