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James Everington

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I'm a writer from Nottingham, England- most of what I write is dark, supernatural fiction, although not necessarily 'horror' in the blood and guts sense. My main influences are writers like Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman. I enjoy the unexplained, the psychological, and the ambiguous in my fiction.

I drink Guinness, if anyone's offering.

My second collection of short stories, Falling Over, was published by Infinity Plus in 2013.

The Quarantined City, a serial story from Spectral Press, will be released in six parts in 2015.

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Undertow Publication’sYear’s Best Weird Fictionseries reaches its second volume, this time guest-edited by Kathe Koja alongside Michael Kelly. In comparison to the first volume (which I reviewed here), there are less stories this time that draw from the horror tradition of Lovecraft, Aickman, Ligotti & the like, and more dark fantasy. Whereas my memory of the first book is, perhaps erroneo... Read more of this blog post »
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message 4: by James

James Everington Hi - here's a few read recently I've liked:

Welcome To The Underworld - IF Rowan

City Of Hell anthology Ed. Colin Barnes (submissions open for vol 2. as well by the way...)

Worse Than Myself - Adam Golaski

A Book Of Horrors -Ed. Stephen Jones

The Weird - not got this yet but on order; absolutely HUGE anthology of weird fiction. Contents look ace.


Hilary Been meaning to ask if you've any brilliant horror recommendations.. (or any recommendations, really. I'm open to Must Read 2012 books at present.)


message 2: by James

James Everington Well I guess 1Q84 is the obvious 'big' book at the moment. Do you like Murakami? And I'm currently reading a complete Sherlock Holmes!


Hilary Anything you think I simply -must- be reading? I've fallen behind..


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