Adam Nevill Interview: Part II

12 12 2011

Adam Nevill in the woodsAdam Nevill – author of Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16 and The Ritual – speaks on The Ritual, book deals, Paranormal Activity and more in part two of our three part interview.

Adam Nevill Interview: Part II


Adam Nevill Interview: Part One

15 11 2011

Over the past seven years Adam Nevill has established himself as an authoritative voice of supernatural horror. His modern MR James inspired approach is instilled into three successful novels and a handful of short stories, including offerings in both Solaris’ The End of the Line and more recently, House of Fear. His latest novel, The Ritual, is a literary amalgamation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Blair Witch Project.

In what is perhaps the nicest pub in the Notting Hill area, we had the opportunity to sit down with Adam, quaff a few real ales and speak about his terrifying great outdoors tome, the black metal scene, his current work-in-progress and the writing craft.

Read Adam Nevill Interview: Part I

Meet The Writer: Adam Nevill

26 04 2011

What first attracted you to horror writing?

Having so much great supernatural horror fiction read to me when a boy. The impact on my imagination was enormous.

What is your most notable work?

I’m not sure writers can critically acclaim themselves (much as we’d like to). But in terms of being personally notable, so far all three of my novels stand together as milestones. I cut my fangs on Banquet, and paid homage to my precursors, while learning so much about the craft during that novel’s composition; Apartment 16 was an idiosyncratic and personal story – that story that so many writers carry as a kind of creative ulcer  – that I had to excise before I could go any further; The Ritual came out of me like a force of nature with more fluency and compression than I’d ever experienced before – and I’ll admit to being a little frightened of the book.

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