Dystopic Nordic Weird: Review of “Amatka” by Karin Tidbeck

Weird fiction is increasingly international even as it returns to traditional themes and concerns. It was not so long ago that Finnish fiction from authors such as Leena Krohn, Johanna Sinisalo, and Jyrki Vainonen became prominent in English-language discussions of the weird. WorldCon 75 is being held this August in Helsinki. There exists a palpable […]

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 […]