Richard T Kelly & Kevin Macneil: This is 21st Century Gothic

Posted by Glennis Byron on June 22, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Edinburgh Festival

Venue: Charlotte Square Gardens


If gothic fiction is usually associated with the 19th century, then two British authors have brought the genre bang up to date. Richard T Kelly’s novel The Possessions of Doctor Forrest and Kevin MacNeil’s A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde use the classic gothic rejection of rationality to craft contemporary stories that are paranoid, deliciously dark, sometimes erotically charged and often downright terrifying.

From the Official Edinburgh Festival website.

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