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On Influences and Finding Inspiration – Interview

Fiona Mcvie has just interviewed me for her authorinterviews blog. Apart from the subject of writing, we chat about who and what shaped me as a writer and how and where I find inspiration. Also included is the opening scene of a story I’m currently trying to place. I’ll probably upload the interview to this … Continue reading

Central Europe Between the Wars: John Kenny talks to Mark Valentine

In advance of Swan River Press‘ launch of Selected Stories by Mark Valentine, I’ve just interviewed the author. We talk about the persistence of human values and vision in the face of vast upheaval, outré heresies and Gnostic myths, and the Central European tradition in fantastic literature amongst other things. I’ll post the full interview on … Continue reading

The Art of Fusing Fact and Fiction: John Kenny talks to Brian J. Showers

Following my recent review of Brian J. Showers‘ collection of stories, Old Albert, due soon from Swan River Press, and which illuminates a fictional(?) history of Larkhill, an old schoolhouse building that still exists in Rathmines, Dublin, I’ve just interviewed the author. Amongst other things, we talk about the challenge of seamlessly blending fact and … Continue reading

Longsword and the Gothic Tradition: John Kenny talks to Albert Power

On foot of my review of Longsword, written by Thomas Leland and first published 250 years ago, I’ve just interviewed Albert Power. Albert has written a very illuminating introduction to a new edition of the novel, which is soon to be published by Swan River Press. As usual, I’ll eventually post the full interview here, … Continue reading

The Beauty, Wonder and Savagery of Human Love: John Kenny talks to Rosalie Parker

I’ve just interviewed Rosalie Parker about contemporary supernatural fiction in the context of her collection of short stories, The Old Knowledge & Other Strange Tales (published by Swan River Press and already out of print – but available as an ebook), her involvement with Tartarus Press, and upcoming writing projects. I’ll post the full interview … Continue reading

The Supernatural Tale in Today’s World: John Kenny talks to R.B. Russell

I’ve just interviewed R.B. Russell about how the supernatural tale has changed over time, his collection of short stories, Ghosts, recently published by Swan River Press (and already out of print), and the importance of the small press in today’s publishing industry. I’ll post the full interview on this site soon, but in the meantime, … Continue reading

The Eerie Tales of Lucy M. Boston: John Kenny talks to Robert Lloyd Parry

I’ve just interviewed Robert Lloyd Parry about the supernatural fiction of Lucy M. Boston, best known for her Green Knowe series of children’s novels. Robert wrote the introduction to Curfew & Other Eerie Tales, Swan River Press‘ collection of her supernatural tales. I’ll post the full interview on this site soon, but in the meantime, … Continue reading

Strange Epiphanies: John Kenny talks to Peter Bell

On foot of my review of Peter Bell’s new collection of supernatural tales, Strange Epiphanies, due out soon from Swan River Press, I’ve interviewed him about landscape as character, the genesis of the stories and the process of writing in general. I’ll post the full interview on this site soon, but in the meantime, check … Continue reading

On Acting, Writing and Editing – Interview

My co-editing partner in crime at Albedo One, Robert Neilson, has started up a series of short interviews he calls bloggerviews over at his blog, which will eventually be archived on the Albedo One website. And to kick the series off, he’s only gone and interviewed little ol’ moi. I’ll probably upload the interview to … Continue reading