James Campbell (author)

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James Campbell (born 5 June 1951), is a Scottish writer.

He was born in Glasgow[1] and educated at the University of Edinburgh (1974–78), he is a former editor of the New Edinburgh Review and works for The Times Literary Supplement,[2] where he writes the weekly "NB" column under the pen-name J.C.

  • Invisible Country: A Journey Through Scotland, 1984
  • Gate Fever: Voices from a Prison, 1986
  • Talking at the Gates: A Life of James Baldwin, 1991
  • Paris Interzone: Richard Wright, Lolita, Boris Vian and Others on the Left Bank, 1994
    • Exiled in Paris: Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Samuel Beckett and Others on the Left Bank (US edition of above title), 1995
  • The Picador Book of Blues and Jazz (editor), 1995
  • This Is the Beat Generation: New York, San Francisco, Paris, 1999
  • Thom Gunn in Conversation with James Campbell, 2000
  • Syncopations: Beats, New Yorkers, and Writers in the Dark, 2008


  1. Williams, Bob (2008-09-07). "A review of Syncopations: Beats, New Yorkers, and Writers in the Dark by James Campbell". The Compulsive Reader. Retrieved 2010-12-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Munson, James (2008-09-07). "The Outsiders' Insider". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-12-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>