TIH 214: Paul Tremblay on Shirley Jackson, Supernatural Turn-Offs, and Ambiguity in Horror Fiction

TIH 214 Paul Tremblay on Shirley Jackson, Supernatural Turn-Offs, and Ambiguity in Horror Fiction

In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about Shirley Jackson, supernatural turn-offs, ambiguity in horror fiction, and much more.

About Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay is the author of the novels The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, and A Head Full of Ghosts. His other novels include The Little SleepNo Sleep till Wonderland, Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye, and Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (co-written with Stephen Graham Jones).

Show notes

  • [02:30] Kev harrison, via Patreon, asks about ambiguity in fiction
  • [07:00] William Morrow deal—two novels and a short story collection
  • [08:50] John Langan’s cacti obsession
  • [11:00] Short story collection
  • [14:40] Ross Byers, via Patreon, asks about Shirley Jackson and lessons learnt from her work
  • [18:10] new writers
  • [19:40] New Shirley Jackson movie and ‘Shirley’ book
  • [23:10] Ross Byers, via Patreon, asks for a progress update on ‘Charles Manson Doesn’t Answer My Letters’
  • [24:40] Dan  Howarth, via Patreon, asks what Paul is excited to see and do in the UK and if he has any tips of staying productive whilst travelling
  • [28:45] Early childhood life lessons
  • [36:15] What frightens Paul
  • [38:50] Supernatural turn-offs
  • [51:40] Anything changed mind about recently
  • [01:00:00] Connect with Paul

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1 comment

  1. Fascinating insights into Paul’s thinking. Got one or two tips for horror films to watch/not to watch. Very impressed with the fact that he produces his work while still being a full time Maths teacher!

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