101 Weird Writers #46 — Ryūnosuke Akutagawa: "Life is more hellish than hell itself"

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. Rynosuke Akutagawa (1892 – 1927) was a Japanese writer active in Taish period Japan and often called the ‘father […]

101 Weird Writers #40 — William Sansom: William Sansom and The Long Sheet

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. William Sansom (1912 – 1976) was an idiosyncratic English writer known for applying a surrealist’s sensibilities to the weird tale. Obscure […]

101 Weird Writers #32 — Marc Laidlaw: Art, Death, and Strangeness in "The Diane Arbus Suicide Portfolio"

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. Marc Laidlaw (1960 – ) is an eclectic American writer of science fiction and horror whose long career has included […]

Weirdfictionreview.com’s 101 Weird Writers: #14 — Charles Beaumont: The Nature of Evil in "The Howling Man"

This post is part of an ongoing series on 101 weird writers featured in The Weird compendium, the anthology that serves as the inspiration for this site. There is no ranking system; the order is determined by the schedule of posts. Charles Beaumont (1929 — 1967) was a prolific American author who established himself as a script writer in Hollywood and died of […]