AUTHOR OF THE WEEK April 19
(Novels and Short Stories, Supernatural, Ghost Stories, Horror)
“I’m never going to win the Booker and I have no great literary pretensions, but I know how to write well. I do it the old-fashioned way with a pen and paper and I know my spelling and grammar.”
“I have a dread of sounding pretentious and try not to talk too much about what I do. Sometimes, though, it is necessary to point it out: I’m not just in it for the gore.”
“To be haunted is to glimpse a truth that might best be hidden.”
“I’ve actually seen a ghost, so I know what they are really about.”
James Herbert (1943 – 2013) was an English author of the supernatural and popular for his horror fiction. He sold 54 million books that were translated into 34 languages. His best known novels are The Fog, The Survivor, and The Dark. Also the Ghosts of Sleath, The Secret of Crickley Hall , The Dark. Some of his novels were adapted for film, television, and radio. Herbert’s final novel Ash imagines Princess Diana and her secret son as well as Lord Lucan, Colonel Gaddafi and Robert Maxwell living together in a Scottish castle. Stephen King said of Herbert’s stories, “His work has a raw urgency.”
Interview by Terry Wogan with James Herbert. True horror fans will love this!
BBC interviews James Herbert on his experiences with ghosts.
James Herbert Amazon Page:
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