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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

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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

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

Book Review: Strange Epiphanies by Peter Bell

Strange Epiphanies, from Swan River Press, is a collection of short stories by Peter Bell. Swan River Press specialises in horror fiction of the macabre and supernatural tale variety, taking its cue from the work of writers such as Sheridan Le Fanu, Arthur Machen, M.R. James and others. The emphasis is very much on a … Continue reading