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 […]
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. Leena Krohn (1947 — ) is one of the most respected Finnish writers of her generation. In her large body […]
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 (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 […]
The following interview occurred in Michael Cisco’s New York apartment, which consists of the basement of a house dating back to the 1700s, and the sub-basement he has dug below that level. Greeting me at the door in a red fez, a multi-colored pancho, cargo shorts, and sandals with white socks, Cisco brought me through the study, library, […]
English-language translations of iconic Polish writer Bruno Schulz include The Street of Crocodiles (1963) and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass (1988). The title story from the latter collection, first published in 1937, appears in The Weird compendium. The latest translation of “The Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass” is by John Curran Davis, […]
WFR Editors’ Note: A version of this essay was first given as a talk by António Monteiro at a meeting in Rochester, England, October 30⁄31, 1999, and subsequently published as the introduction to The Horrifying Presence and Other Tales, published by Ex Occidente Press. We are pleased to present a version modified from both the speech and the published […]
WeirdFictionReview.com caught up with Gaiman right before the 2011 World Fantasy Convention. Gaiman was a guest of honor at the con, and two stories from the Stories anthology he co-edited with Al Sarrantonio won World Fantasy Awards this year.