Interviews

In the Ranks of the Menacing: An interview with Rick Hudson (Part 2) Thumbnail

In the Ranks of the Menacing: An interview with Rick Hudson (Part 2)

Posted by Catherine Wild on February 26, 2016 in Blog, Interviews tagged with

 In the Ranks of the Menacing: An interview with Rick Hudson (Part 2) Catherine Wild – University of Winchester     In the first part of this interview with the novelist and writer Rick Hudson the author discussed his often ambivalent relationship with the horror genre as a writer. In this second part, he addresses his experiences of horror and writing as an academic, and his relationship with the business of publishing.   CW: As both a writer and an academic, what are your thoughts on the study of Creative Writing at university level?   Students have told

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Paul Finch, Interviewed by Neil McRobert

Posted by Neil McRobert on September 24, 2014 in Interviews, Uncategorized tagged with , , , , , , , , ,

        Following a career in the police force, Paul Finch has experienced huge success with the publication of the Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg series of detective thrillers. Beginning with Stalkers in 2013 the series as already yielded three further novels. In addition to this recent mainstream success, Paul is also the author of an impressive array of historical, speculative and ‘weird’ fiction. He was awarded a British Fantasy Award for his short story “Aftershock” and his short novel Cape Wrath was shortlisted for a Bram Stoker Award in 2002. Pa

Strange Bodies: Exclusive Interview with Marcel Theroux Thumbnail

Strange Bodies: Exclusive Interview with Marcel Theroux

Posted by Dale Townshend on May 14, 2014 in Interviews tagged with

The Gothic Reading Group at University of Stirling recently convened to discuss over a glass of wine Marcel Theroux’s terrific novel Strange Bodies (2013). Thank you, Marcel, for having provided us with a fantastic reading experience, and for agreeing to respond to some of our questions and thoughts about the novel. There are many elements of gothic fiction in Strange Bodies, but there are also elements drawn from a number of different genres, such as thrillers, science-fiction, campus novels, conspiracy and spy fiction. In a sense, the form of the novel is a ‘monstrous’ a

‘In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King’, an Interview with Joseph D’Lacey Thumbnail

‘In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King’, an Interview with Joseph D’Lacey

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on December 05, 2013 in Interviews tagged with , ,

Xavier Aldana Reyes interviews the author of the eco-horror novel 'Meat' (2008) about the meat packing industry, belief systems and the human body.

Interview with Adam Nevill and F.R. Tallis, by Danel Olson Thumbnail

Interview with Adam Nevill and F.R. Tallis, by Danel Olson

Posted by Dale Townshend on October 18, 2013 in Interviews tagged with ,

Interview with Adam Nevill and F.R. Tallis by Danel Olson 1) Do you consider yourselves as Gothic writers, or writers the works of whom are tangentially related to the Gothic tradition? If so, in what ways? F.R.Tallis: I would have to answer ‘Yes’ to both parts of this question. THE FORBIDDEN (my first supernatural novel) is a homage to the late 19th century Gothic novel – so I suppose having written an unequivocally Gothic work – a pastiche in fact - I am more than happy to be described as a ‘Gothic writer’. THE SLEEP ROOM (my second supernatural outing) is perhaps more t

An Interview with S.P. Miskowski, Part Two Thumbnail

An Interview with S.P. Miskowski, Part Two

Posted by James Campbell on September 30, 2013 in Blog, Interviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Presenting part two of our in-depth interview with S.P. Miskowski, author of 'Knock Knock' and 'The Skillute Cycle'.

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An Interview with S.P. Miskowski, Part One

Posted by James Campbell on September 23, 2013 in Blog, Interviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In the first of a two-part interview S.P. Miskowski, author of 'Knock Knock' and 'The Skillute Cycle,' discusses writing, labelling and marketing her work; the role of 'horror' in North American culture; 'women in horror'; and the current renaissance in small-press publishing.

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An Interview with F.R. Tallis

Posted by Matt Foley on July 04, 2013 in Blog, Interviews tagged with , ,

F.R. Tallis is a writer with a keen awareness of the Gothic tradition. Under the name Frank Tallis he has held lecturing posts at the Institute of Psychiatry and King's College, London. He has written self help manuals, non-fiction for the general reader, academic text books and journal papers, as well as several novels, including The Liebermann Papers detective books. Installments of The Liebermann series have been translated into fourteen languages. The Sleep Room, his second novel as F.R. Tallis, is out this week. It follows 2012's The Forbidden. *****************************************

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In Conversation with Alice Thompson

Posted by Matt Foley on June 13, 2013 in Blog, Interviews tagged with , ,

On Friday 7th June 2013 Alice Thompson was kind enough to sit down with The Gothic Imagination to discuss her latest book Burnt Island. Her novels, which include Justine (1996), Pharos (2002), The Falconer (2008) and The Existential Detective (2010), are often polemics for the primacy of the imagination. Her latest piece charts the troubled story of Max Long who, harbouring ambitions of mainstream recognition, becomes writer in residence on a remote, often surreal, Scottish island. As Alice discusses below, influences upon her body of work include Muriel Spark, Angela Carter and the Scott

On Posthuman Horror and Other Cinematic Pursuits. Mark Robins, from Monkeypuzzle Cinema, interviewed by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes Thumbnail

On Posthuman Horror and Other Cinematic Pursuits. Mark Robins, from Monkeypuzzle Cinema, interviewed by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on May 20, 2013 in Interviews tagged with , , ,

‘I’m making science-fiction horror films because it strikes me that our experience of the world in our everyday lives is pretty much a technological, science-fictional one. And when you add the human element to that, there you’ve got your horror covered. With our disconnection and increasing hollowness amongst the increasing noise, real, lived life seems to have become science-fiction horror itself.’ George A. Romero, director of the gothic horror classic Night of the Living Dead (1968), has talked about the hardships of independent filmmaking in various occasions: the lack of reso