“Horror movies really, really distracted me from the most painful time of my life. Alone in the theatre for a couple of hours, being manipulated into screaming, swearing, and tossing my popcorn, I was transported.”
“I was always a morbid kid”: James Grainger on respectability, experimenting on pig hearts, and the movie that got him interested in horror
“If you just look at your own nightmares, you know that there are no rules.”
The Horror Show: David Demchuk on queerness, supernatural horror, and the intersection of fictional and real-life monsters
“A lot of it reminds me of just how much I have come through. And how much the people I know have come through. And what it was like to lose people.”
“The very things that nurture you in the horror genre are also the things that can suppress an understanding of what you’re trying to do.”
“I didn’t realize how difficult it was going to be”: Lisa de Nikolits on a turn to science fiction in her latest novel, The Rage Room
“I think I see life in very, very noir terms,” says the author, who considered quitting after finishing work on her latest novel.
“You just clench your teeth and keep on going”: Linden MacIntyre on masculinity, moral ambiguity, and why he hates golf
“I didn’t have much of a relationship with masculinity growing up,” MacIntyre says. “I grew up among women.”
Aimee Wall’s debut novel recalls a 1960s underground movement in a story told through precise, exuberant language
The brief novel’s propulsion and effect result from its author’s key understanding of just how far to push her technique to achieve maximum effect.
Shashi Bhat blurs the line between novels and short fiction in her new book, The Most Precious Substance on Earth
Though Bhat’s new book is described as her second novel, the individual pieces comprise all the attributes of linked stories.
The Toronto author’s story provides a metaphorical response to a very real history of trauma and violence.
“There is something about the body that I find monstrous”: Mona Awad on Shakespeare, comedy, and her new novel, All’s Well
Awad’s latest novel uses allusions to the Bard to tell the story of a woman whose chronic pain is miraculously alleviated.