The Society Tiger

Jean Ferry (1906 – 1974) was primarily a screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with Clouzot, Buñuel, Louis Malle, and Georges Franju. A satrap of the College of ‘Pataphysics, he was known in his time as the greatest specialist in the works of Proust’s neighbor Raymond Roussel. His only book of fantastical tales, The Engineer, was published in 1953 […]

The Last Hour of the Bengal Tiger

Yoko Ogawa is a Japanese writer. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, and Harper’s Magazine. Since 1988, she has produced more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, which have been published in several countries. In 2008 her collection of three novellas, The Diving Pool, won the Shirley Jackson Award for outstanding […]

Amos Tutuola: An Interview with Yinka Tutuola: "All his novels are written demonstrations of his sense of humor..."

Amos Tutuola (1920 — 1997) was a largely self-taught Nigerian writer who became internationally praised for books based in part on Yoruba folktales, especially the phantasmagorical classic The Palm-Wine Drinkard (1952). Welsh poet Dylan Thomas called the novel “thronged, grisly and bewitching,” bringing it even more attention.  From the perspective of weird fiction aficionados the book is as amazing an […]

Brita’s Holiday Village

  Weirdfictionreview.com is pleased to offer Karin Tidbeck’s very creepy “Brita’s Holiday Village” in a cross-promotion with the World SF Blog. World SF is also running this story today, and celebrating Tidbeck’s collection Jagannath with a week of features and a book give-away. Jagannath, from our Cheeky Frawg Press, is yet another manifestation of the remit here at Weirdfictionreview.com to feature […]

China Miéville and Monsters: “Unsatisfy me, frustrate me, I beg you.”

China Miéville (1972 — ) is an influential English writer known for revitalizing weird fiction. He has won the World Fantasy Award and multiple Arthur C. Clarke awards, among others. Miéville’s early novels — including Perdido Street Station (2000) and The Scar (2002) — fused the weird with body transformation, Marxist politics, secondary world settings, and a bold style. Later novels like […]