I recently had the privilege of interviewing one of my favourite writers, Ramsey Campbell. It’s posted today over at Twisted Tales (follow enclosed link in the title). On a personal note, Ramsey first brought me into print as a horror writer, in the Harper Collins Voyager collection Gathering the Bones, published in 2003. He also recommended I send my first novel – Banquet for the Damned – to PS Publishing that same year. The rest is history.
I’m doing an occult horror fiction event in late October with Ramsey Campbell and John Reppion, organised by Twisted Tales. More details soon.
The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association and the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild. Among his novels are The Face That Must Die, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, The Count of Eleven, Silent Children, The Darkest Part of the Woods, The Overnight, Secret Story, The Grin of the Dark, Thieving Fear, Creatures of the Pool, The Seven Days of Cain and Ghosts Know. Forthcoming is The Kind Folk. His collections include Waking Nightmares, Alone with the Horrors, Ghosts and Grisly Things, Told by the Dead and Just Behind You, and his non-fiction is collected as Ramsey Campbell, Probably. His novels The Nameless and Pact of the Fathers have been filmed in Spain. His regular columns appear in Prism, All Hallows, Dead Reckonings and Video Watchdog. He is the President of the British Fantasy Society and of the Society of Fantastic Films.