Category Archives: Interviews
The fabulous Maggie Stiefvater (author of the YA werewolf The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, which begins with the wonderful Shiver; of two faerie paranormal romances; and, more recently, the Raven King series) has been in the UK this week. … Continue reading
Dread Central here with an interview with the fabulous Juliet Landau, who has worked with Tim Burton and played the delightfully creepy Drusilla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is now producing a documentary on vampires, A Place Among the … Continue reading
Holly Black, for me, is one of the very best writers of YA paranormal romance. She is the author of the powerful vampire dystopia novel The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (which is on the Generation Dead module), of the Curse … Continue reading
Continuing the themes of fairy tales and Angela Carter, here’s an excellent interview with Neil Gaiman by Gaby Wood where they discuss his own intertextual adaptations of classic fairy tales (particularly his brilliant ‘Sleeping Beauty’/’Snow White’ mash-up, The Sleeper and the … Continue reading
An interview with Prof. Robert Maslen of the University of Glasgow on their exciting new M.Litt in fantasy literature.
Stephanie Gallon, from the Spectral Visions group at the University of Sunderland, conducts a fascinating interview with Dr Dale Townshend, Stirling University. Dale is an expert on the Romantic Gothic and the Gothic aspects of Shakespeare and is also the … Continue reading
Not strictly Gothic, but affiliated with that genre, Ursula K Le Guin’s writing has certainly been groundbreaking in the genres of science fiction and high fantasy (including children’s/YA fiction). Her novels are thoughtfully radical and remarkably well-written (particularly for genres … Continue reading
With interviews with Joss Whedon and the scriptwriters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Matthew Jackson looks at what made those scripts so special and the influence on writing for TV that this seminal programme has had.
An interview with Into the Woods screenwriter James Lapine on the new adaptation for cinema of Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant revisioning of classic Grimms’ fairy tales.