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Master of the occult and arch wind-up merchant, Stewart Home has found fame as an artist, a philosopher, and a scholar of sedition, though he is probably best known as the author of "sperm and blood" skinhead novels, Red London, Pure Mania and Blow Job.

With a career that began in punk rock and blossomed into megalomania, Home has written for The Big Issue, The Independent and Artists Newsletter, edited anthologies of fiction and propaganda, and published a number of theoretical works on art, music, and radical politics. His books have been translated into German, Finnish and Italian, and his debut album, Stewart Home Comes in Your Face (available from Overground Records) is currently taking the Top 40 by stealth.

Home's ongoing concern is the deconstruction of ideology, a quarry he pursues through "fictional" and "non-fictional" spheres. An early involvement with Neoism led to Home's foundation of the "Neoist Alliance", a chimerical organisation which found non-existence no object to self promotion. Much of his work has been published under the names of Karen Elliot and Luther Blissett, "multiple identities" available for adoption by anyone, and his own identity is subject to constant re-invention -- just to keep the rest of us guessing. "Belief is the enemy".

Cranked Up Really High, Home's reconstruction of punk rock in the light of Hegel, is notable for being one of the least contemptible books ever published on the subject, and the only one to assert that the Sex Pistols weren't punks. Confusion Incorporated collects Home's journalistic contributions to an astonishing range of publications, along with lecture notes and critical essays. Stewart Home wrote the introduction to the new edition of Richard Allen/James Taylor's shilling shocker Manson cash-in, Satan's Slaves, and features with Mick Norman on the audio CD, Hexentexts.

Stewart Home provides an overview of his work

'Academic' paper by Home on punk rock

Stewart Home in Melbourne 2004
Stewart Home having a groove in Melbourne.

Three Signs Removed From A Shop In Whitecross Street - Triptych by Stewart Home (2010)
Three Signs Removed From A Shop In Whitecross Street - Triptych (2010) by Stewart Home. Installation shot of the work on display as part of Strange Attractor Salon at Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London, January 2010. The work is at the top of the picture, pieces by others are below.