Influential music critic and political theorist Mark Fisher has died

Repeater Books, Fisher’s publisher, shared the news via Twitter on Saturday.

The British author and journalist, who is familiar to many as the force behind influential blog k-punk, has died.

Born in 1968, Fisher’s writings, frequently covering the intersection between underground music, critical theory and radical politics, would prove hugely influential in the first decade of the 21st century.

His 2009 book, Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative? published on Zero Books would also popularise the idea that the limiting horizons set by neoliberal society means that it is now easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. The ideas contained within the book saw Fisher rise to international prominence.

A founder member of Warwick University’s Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, Fisher was also a lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths in London.

His latest book, The Weird And The Eerie, was published two weeks ago.

In 2014, we ran an in-depth conversation with Mark Fisher in which he discusses Capitalist Realism and his 2014 anthology Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures. Our thoughts are with his family.

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