Our next event is once again at one of favourite haunts The Writer’s Room at The University of Warwick. Hosted by Jasper Bark this evening featuring readings and a panel discussion with Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce and VH Leslie promises to showcase the very best in contemporary horror fiction.
This special event will mark the launch of the latest This Is Horror chapbook, The Fox by Conrad Williams. This is Jasper Bark’s first public appearance since the Blood Fudge incident.
This is a free event. Please e-mail [email protected] to reserve tickets.
Conrad Williams is the author of seven novels (Head Injuries, London Revenant, The Unblemished, One, Decay Inevitable, Blonde on a Stick and Loss of Separation) four novellas (Nearly People, Game, The Scalding Rooms and Rain) and two collections of short stories, Use Once Then Destroy and Born With Teeth. He has won two major prizes for his novels. One was the winner of the August Derleth award for Best Novel, (British Fantasy Awards 2010), while The Unblemished won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel in 2007 (he beat the shortlisted Stephen King on both occasions). He won the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer in 1993. He won another British Fantasy Award, for Best Novella (The Scalding Rooms) in 2008. In 2009 he was Guest of Honour at the World Horror Convention. In 2011 he edited the anthology Gutshot which was nominated for both the World and British Fantasy Award.
Graham Joyce is an internationally published multiple award-winning British author. He has won the O Henry Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Angus Award and the Grand Pix de L’Imaginaire. In 1988 he quit his job to live on a Greek island and there wrote his first published novel Dreamside. His work has been translated into over twenty languages. He has also published under the name of William Heaney. He co-writes lyrics with French pop musician Emilie Simon. His non-fiction includes the footballing memoir Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular.
You can find out more about him at the Graham Joyce website.
VH Leslie is one of the most exciting new voices in genre fiction and has been published in the likes of Black Static and Shadows & Tall Trees. She teaches English at a college in Hampshire and writes academic articles, specialising in 19th-century literature.