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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.

Infinity Plus published my second collection of short stories, Falling Over (2013) and the novel The Quarantined City in (2016).

This year also saw the release of the limited edition novella Trying To Be So Quiet from Boo Books, and my first book as editor, The Hyde Hotel.

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Music For Writers this week features none other than Neil Williamson, a writer whose work I always both admire and enjoy. I recently read his BSFA-nominated novel The Moon King and (all to be predictably) loved it; you'd do well to check out his short story collection Secret Language too.

Based on the below his taste in music—and films, and creepy French TV shows—is spot on too.

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“A sweeping vista of Northern sky opens up between the warehouses and hangs motionless above the cobbled streets. It’s a world of unrequited love beneath the smoke stacks and awkward moments in the underpass. A great crashing wave of romantic despair that washes over my dramatic heart, dousing it with a thin grey rinse. I’m James Dean, I’m Albert Camus, I posture in doorways with a lit cigarette dangling from the corner of my mouth. My great iron bedstead, my kitchen sink drama, the grainy black and white days of this life...”
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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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