Interview: A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor’s work spans genres, moods, and worlds. Okorafor has received many accolades: in 2011 her novel Who Fears Death won the World Fantasy Award, and in 2016, her novella Binti won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards. Binti’s sequel, Binti: Home, has just been published by Tor.com. While this is the first time we have had the […]

101 Weird Writers #41 — Hagiwara Sakutarō: Hagiwara Sakutarō’s “Cat Town”: Seeing Things in Prose and Poetry

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. Hagiwara Sakutarō (1886–1942) was a Japanese writer known primarily as one of the foremost […]

101 Weird Writers #38 — Leonora Carrington: “Seeing Rabbits and Falling Fingers”

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. Leonora Carrington (1912 – 2011) was a British-born Mexican surrealist painter. In addition to being an artist, she […]

Four Stories: “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel García Márquez

This article is part of our series about the four stories not included in The Weird. See the Four Stories introduction for more information. — The Editors “The world had been sad since Tuesday.” Reading the stories of Gabriel García Márquez reveals that we have been incomplete all this time. A delirious current of imagination and […]

101 Weird Writers #34 — Amos Tutuola: “A Nightmare of Indescribable Adventures”: Style and "The Complete Gentleman"

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. Amos Tutuola (1920 — 1997) was a largely self-taught Nigerian writer who became internationally praised for books based in part on Yoruba […]

101 Weird Writers #24 — Olympe Bhêly-Quénum: Dreams, Death & the African Weird in "A Child in the Bush of Ghosts"

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. Olympe Bhêly-Quénum (1928 – ) is a Beninese writer, journalist, literary critic, and researcher. Born in Ouidah, Benin, […]

WFR’s 101 Weird Writers #20 — Jamaica Kincaid: The Weird, Realism & Intensities of Language in "My Mother"

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. Jamaica Kincaid (1949 – ) is a critically acclaimed Caribbean writer living in the United States. Her stories […]