This week we’re doing something different. No author and no single book. Instead it’s a roundtable discussion, with Sadie Hartmann (AKA Mother Horror) and Emily Hughes, the genius loci behind Tor Nightfire. Together we look back over the last six months – the highs, the not-so-many-lows and all the endless twitter controversies – to address the state of the horror nation at the midpoint of 2021.
All three of us talk about the books we have loved the most so far this year, what else we are looking forward to in the months ahead, and what our hopes are for horror writing in general.
We also address the concerns around trauma, trigger warnings, twitter subtweeting and the endless, vice-like grip of Goodreads.
If you want to get a true sense of the breadth and depth of the horror being created right now, then this is designed for you. Also, if you just want to listen to three horror nerds talk about scary stuff whilst you do the ironing, then it’s also for you.
Basically, it’s for everyone.
Cos I’m a giver.
Emily Hughes’ list of horror books to be excited about in 2021 is HERE.
The (huger-than-normal) list of books mentioned in this episode includes:
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