This is the site of writer James Attlee

Clicking on the menu above will bring you information about current and past projects, ranging from books to music and digital experimentation. 


James will be reading his piece ‘On Margate Sands’…. on Margate Sands on 11 August 2019 as part of Katie Paterson’s participatory artwork ‘First There Is a Mountain’. Details are here

James will be speaking at the opening of the exhibition ‘Destination Moon’ at the National Maritime Museum about his book Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight on 19 July 2019

James wrote the essay accompanying Katie Paterson’s exhibition A place that exists only in Moonlight that opened at Turner Contemporary in Margate in in January 2019. To read the essay click here.


James’ latest book Guernica: Painting the End of the World is out now.

Talks on Guernica:

Gibraltar Literary Festival 15.11.18, 12.oopm

Wells Literary Festival, 20.10.18, 10.30 am

Edinburgh International Book Festival 24.08.18, 11.00-12.00, ‘Picasso: Political Artist, Family Man’ with Olivier Widmaier Picasso

Oxford Literary Festival 21.03.18, 4.00pm

Writers in Oxford 05.02.18, 7.30pm, event, with Emma Ridgway, Head of Programme at Modern Art Oxford

Talks on Nocturne:

Moon Life Stories: Psychogeography beyond Earth13.12.18, University of Sussex

Conference “The Night”, Villa i Tatti Harvard, Florence, Italy 15.6.2018


London launch for Guernica: Painting the End of the World  at Tate Modern, London, 4.10.2017, in conversation with BBC Arts Correspondent Will Gompertz. Find out more here. 

Oxford launch for Guernica: Painting the End of the World at Blackwell’s Oxford, with Emma Ridgway, Head of Programme at Modern Art Oxford 8.11.2017— details here

The Cartographer’s Confession

James’ literary app The Cartographer’s Confession, an atmospheric, situated fiction set in London, has won the New Media Writing Prize (announced 17 January 2018). The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play now: see the trailer below

As Alphr magazine put it on Twitter: If you want to read ‘s new book, you’ll need to get your walking shoes on

To hear the latest music from James follow this link

To read James’s discussion of the project with writer Thomas McMullan in Partisan Hotel, click here

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  2. Westy says:

    Hey James!
    Looking forward to reading this 🙂
    Will you be doing an Oxford launch at all?
    See you soon
    Westy x

  3. James Attlee says:

    Hi Westy

    Yes, there will be a launch in Oxford on May 14 at Blackwells: an in-conversation followed by some live music. Details to follow!

  4. Reg says:

    Will thisa be published in e-book form so I can read it on the train please?

    • James Attlee says:

      Hi Reg

      Yes it will. Should be coming to Amazon next week I believe, but I will confirm here. Meanwhile, physical books work on the train as well…! But I know it’s convenient to be able to take your whole library along on an e-reader, especially if you’ve got other stuff to carry. I wonder what a wide reader like Brunel would have made of the Kindle.

    • James Attlee says:

      Dear Reg

      The Kindle e-book is now available from amazon. Search in the Kindle store under books, Station to Station James Attlee

  5. Karen leyden says:

    I have just finished reading your wonderful book station to station . I found your book so full of little snippets of history that broaden my understanding of many places along the the line and would have never known. I even managed to answer a question on egg heads with a fact I had read .
    I will recommended your book to my friends as the travel stories are so interesting.
    Regards Karen.

  6. Chris Hawkins says:

    Hi James,
    Just finished Station to Station and i enjoyed it very much.Already recommending it to my friends.

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