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"I really don't think anyone who is at all interested in literature has any business not knowing the work of Stewart Home."
London Review of Books

One of the “Best Paperbacks of 2013” as noted by The Guardian.

Charlie Templeton, his wife Mandy, and student mistress Mary-Jane Millford survived the London terrorist bombings of 7/7, but history has yet to be made. To save the future of western civilization, Charlie, a schizoid cultural studies lecturer with a penchant for horror films and necrophilia, must fight the zombies of university bureaucracy and summon the will to become the last in a long line of mad prophets announcing the end of art.

…A bleakly humourous look at the moral bankruptcy of the institutional life of modern academia; it’s supposition, that the archetypal modern psychopath is no longer a Bateman-esque neo-liberal banker, but university pseud.

Port Magazine

Much of the controversiality of Home is in the ragamuffin lines he draws: no literature, no high art, no serious music, no non-revolutionary politics, no white-orientated community buzz and so on. Like Poe rejecting old Europe, Home is forging a new continent for the modern, breaking with the new context we’re in, delineating a parallax vision of hallucinatory powers… Home’s novel is not about devils, but is itself devilish. At the start I said what he’s out to do is go further than just be real; he’s out to be fundamental. Of course, it’s a masterpiece.


…One of the great virtues of Home’s work is the way it forces us to address our own complacency.

The Guardian

Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane is a either a campus anti-novel or an anti-campus novel, or both. It is an anti-novel in the sense that it has no interest in the novel’s conventions. Characters are mere cyphers. There’s no ‘fine writing’ in its description. The anti-novel is relentless in its refusal of a redemptive dimension to the ‘literary’ as that which sets its petit-bourgeois readers above the world of capital and violence.

Public Seminar


STEWART HOME is an English artist, filmmaker, writer, pamphleteer, art historian, activist, and internationally-acclaimed author. Home’s writings include Pure Mania (Polygon 1989), Defiant Pose (Peter Owen, 1991), Slow Death (Serpent’s Tail, 1996), 69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess (Canongate, 2002), Tainted Love (Virgin Books, 2005), and Memphis Underground (Snowbooks, 2007). Between 2007 and 2010, Home was the commissioning editor of Semina, a series of acclaimed experimental novels from London art publisher Book Works, to which he contributed, Blood Rites of the Bourgeoisie (2010). He was born and continues to reside in London.