Night Haunts: A Journey Through Nocturnal London is a series of essays and tone poems written with and about the ghosts who populate the London night: exorcists, graffers, street cleaners, urban-fox hunters, avian policemen, the nuns of Tyburn. Early reviewers have described it as “lyrical, hallucinatory and harrowing;” like “fireworks in the night sky, brilliantly illuminating;” and “a Neil Gaiman comic written by Luc Sante.” According to Michael Moorcock, it offers “some of the greatest insights we have into rarely described aspects of contemporary London and about as complete an urban portrait as it’s possible to read.”
“If London Could Cry” is a special musical performance of Night Haunts, featuring a collaboration between Sukhdev Sandhu, Associate Professor at NYU’s A/P/A Studies, and the sound artist and film composer Andrew Ingkavet. It will be preceded by a screening of Alain Tanner and Claude Goretta’s “Nice Time” (1957), a short but masterly evocation of the dizzying, melancholic raptures of a night in Piccadilly Circus.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.