TIH 009: Joe Hill on NOS4A2, Family and Writing Novels

Joe Hill and Dan Howarth

In this podcast Dan Howarth interviews Joe Hill in Liverpool Waterstone’s ahead of his NOS4R2/NOS4A2 launch. We then discuss the event in the This Is Horror studio.


[1:30] Joe Hill interview

[2:00] Weather banter

[2:48] Intention and expectations when writing a novel

[8:05] Christmas and the macabre

[10:34] Inspiration and the vampire mythology

[14:10] Gender and NOS4R2

[16:50] Strong female characters

[17:40] Family and writing about ‘happy’ people

[21:04] Post-interview thoughts

[25:35] Insights into the Q&A in Liverpool

[29:20] Roadkill by Joseph D’Lacey launch with Adam Nevill and Jasper Bark

[31:45] Starting point with Joe Hill’s work

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Interlude music credits

Heart Shaped Box – Nirvana
Come As You Are – Nirvana

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  1. Great stuff, guys. Really looking forward to this new book as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his others. 20th Century Ghosts has some incredible stories in there.

    • jessica on June 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm
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    These two people alone make me feel that this really is horror.

    People who watch horror movies, who live in horror, who love horror, do not look like this.

    These are morbid scavengers, desperately grabbing onto the meaning of horror because they have no meaning themselves.

    I am disgusted.

    • Arm or Die on June 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm
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    Great interview Dan. Very fresh line of questions made a good listen! Thanks for sharing

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