NakedLunch.org is the definitive resource for anyone interested in the Naked Lunch@50 anniversary and, more broadly, Naked Lunch itself. The site is a collaboration produced by Oliver Harris and Ian MacFadyen, editors of Naked Lunch@50: Anniversary Essays, and Supervert 32C Inc., creator of the William Burroughs site RealityStudio.
Oliver Harris and Ian MacFadyen, editors of Naked Lunch@50: Anniversary Essays. Photograph taken in rue Git-le-Coeur, home of the Beat Hotel where Burroughs completed the manuscript of Naked Lunch.
Oliver Harris is Professor of American Literature at Keele University and the editor of The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1945–1959 (1993), Junky: the Definitive Text of “Junk” (2003), The Yage Letters Redux (2006), and Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs (2008). He has published articles on film noir, the epistolary, and Beat Generation writing, as well as the book William Burroughs and the Secret of Fascination (2003). He is currently editing the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Queer (forthcoming in 2010).
Ian MacFadyen has written about Burroughs in a number of essays, including, “Machine Dreams: Optical Toys and Mechanical Boys” in the collection, Flickers of the Dreamachine (1996). His other work includes Ira Cohen’s Photographs: A Living Theatre (Cynthia Broan Gallery New York, 2000; republished, 2006), and The Blood of the Poet: Lorca and the Duende (2005). He is currently completing Souvenirs of Terrestrial Paradise on the poet Jeremy Reed.
Supervert 32C Inc is the creator of books, web sites, and CD-ROMs. Supervert’s first book, Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish (2001), was lauded by Lydia Lunch’s Sex and Guts Magazine as “one of the most astonishing books to come out in years.” V. Vale of Re/Search described Supervert’s Necrophilia Variations (2005) as a “book to fend off the darkest, dourest, most insomniac Night Thoughts.” Supervert is also the author of Horror Panegyric (2008) and the introduction to a new edition of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Venus in Furs. On the internet Supervert is the creator of PervScan, a blog analyzing sexual perversion; FleursDuMal, the definitive online presentation of Charles Baudelaire’s Flowers of Evil; and RealityStudio, a community centered on William S. Burroughs.
NakedLunch.org is not an official organ of the William S. Burroughs Estate.