21st Century Gothic

Posted by Dale Townshend on September 29, 2009 in News tagged with






Danel Olson’s 21st Century Gothic is not yet published, but I thought you might like to see the projected Table of Contents. He asked a number of novelists and critics to write an essay on what they thought was the best Gothic book to be published so far in the 21st century. The choices, I think, are rather interesting. I must confess I haven’t heard of many of them.  Here’s the list:

 
21ST CENTURY GOTHIC
ED. DANEL OLSON
 
Contents
 
Foreword                                                                                                                S. T. Joshi
 
Introduction                                                                                                              Danel Olson
 
 

THE ANGEL MAKER (2005) by Stefan Brijs                                   

Jerrold E. Hogle

THE BANQUET FOR THE DAMNED (2004) by Adam L.G. Nevill      

 James Marriott

BEASTS (2002) by Joyce Carol Oates                                                   

Peter Bell

THE BLIND ASSASSIN (2001) by Margaret Atwood  

 THE BOOK THIEF (2006) by Markus Zusak                            

Steve Rasnic Tem

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN:  PANDORA’S BRIDE (2007) by Elizabeth Hand  

Marie Mulvey-Roberts         

CANDLES BURNING (2006) by Tabitha King and Michael McDowell                      

Nancy A. Collins

THE CASEBOOK OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (2008) by Peter Ackroyd  

 Judith Wilt

CLOWNS AT MIDNIGHT(2009) by Terry Dowling       

Leigh Blackmore                       

COLD SKIN (2002) by Albert Sánchez Piñol                             

Brian Showers 

THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE (2002) by Michael Faber            

Mary Ellen Snodgrass

The DARK TOWER series (seven novels, 1982-2004) by Stephen King     
Tony Magistrale 

THE DARKEST PART OF THE WOOD (2002) by Ramsey Campbell         

Adam LG Nevill

THE DRACULA DOSSIER (2008) by James Reese                   

Katherine Ramsland                                                                                                          

THE EDEN MOORE TRILOGY (FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS (2003),

WINGS TO THE FLESH NOR FEATHERS (2007)) by Cherie Priest               

Don D’Ammassa             

FATAL WOMEN 2004) by Tanith Lee        

Mavis Haut                

FINGERSMITH (2003) by Sarah Waters                      

Lisa Tuttle

THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN (2008) by Kate Morton              

Walter Rankin

FOUR SOULS (2006) by Louise Erdrich                            

Danel Olson

THE GARGOYLE (2008) by Andrew Davidson                  

Karen Budra

THE GHOST WRITER (2004) by John Harwood                     

 James Doig

GOULD’S BOOK OF FISH: A NOVEL IN 12 FISH (2001) by Richard Flanagan       

Robert Hood

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK (2008) by Neil Gaiman                 

Richard Bleiler

HEART- SHAPED BOX (2007) by Joe Hill                                                                    
Darrell Schweitzer    
THE HISTORIAN (2005) by Elizabeth Kostova                                                            
Stefan R. Dziemianowicz

HOLY FOOLS (2004) by Joanne Harris                                              

Christopher Roden

THE HOUSE OF LEAVES (2000) by Mark Z. Danielewski              

Laurence A. Rickels

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH DEMONS (in UK, MEMOIRS OF A MASTER FORGER, 2008) 

by  Graham Joyce                                                                                          

K. A. Laity                                                      

JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL (2004) by Susanna Clarke                     

Douglass H. Thomson

THE KEEP (2006) by Jennifer Egan                             
Danel Olson    
THE LAMPLIGHTER (2003) by Anthony O’Neill                
Bill Congreve       

THE LITTLE FRIEND (2002) by Donna Tart                                               

 Lucy Taylor

 LOST (2001) by Gregory Maguire                                                                               

Jason Colavito

lost boy, lost girl (2003) by Peter Straub                                                                    

Steve Duffy

THE LOVELY BONES (2002) by Alice Sebold                                                               

August Tarrier

LULLABY (2002) by Chuck Palahniuk                                                                        

Sue Zlosnik

LUNAR PARK (2005) by Bret Easton Ellis                                                                 

Peter Coady

MARTHA PEAKE (2000) by Patrick McGrath            
Carol Margaret Davison
 THE MEANING OF NIGHT:  A CONFESSION (2006) by Michael Cox      

A MERCY (2008) by Toni Morrison                                                                           

Ruth Bienstock Anolik

 THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES (ten novels, 1998-2008) by Phil Rickman         

 John Whitbourn

 EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE (2001) by Margot Livesey                                             

THE MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON (2008) by Lauren Groff                                        

Graham Joyce

NEVER LET ME GO (2005) by Kazuo Ishiguro                                                
Glennis Byron & Linda Ogston
 NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2006) by Cormac McCarthy                                      
Deborah Biancotti 
THE OPEN CURTAIN (2008) by Brian Evenson                                                             
Stephen Morris [to S.Ryan]

THE PORTRAIT OF MRS. CHARBUQUE (2002) by Jeffrey Ford                                

Charles Tan 

THE PUMPKIN CHILD (2002) by Nancy A. Collins                                         

Karin Beeler

REAL WORLD (2008) by Natsuo Kirino                                                                     

 

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