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

Halloween Horror Competition – Win Tickets to Warwick Arts Centre

27 10 2011

As the Halloween Horror evening draws ever closer, more and more people are starting to talk about Read Horror and our spectacle with David Moody, Gary McMahon and Adam Nevill at Warwick Arts Centre.

Not only have Un:Bound and Jim Mcleod’s Ginger Nuts Of Horror running news stories, but Jim was kind enough to invite David, Adam, Gary and I over to GNOH for a quick interview on Halloween Horror Night. Please do read the interview and get psyched for what promises to be a most enjoyable – and terrifying – night of horror fiction.

In the meantime, we’re giving away two tickets to the event. To be in with a chance of winning a ticket simply send an e-mail to entitled ‘Halloween Horror Competition’. In the body of the e-mail please explain why we should give you a ticket to the evening. The Read Horror staff will choose their ten favourite entries and then pull two winners – from the ten – out of a hat. Please only enter this competition if you will be able to attend the event on Monday 31 October 2011. Entries close on Saturday 29 October 2011 at 12:01am.

Alternatively, if you have to buy a ticket right now, follow the link to buy tickets to Halloween Horror Night at Warwick Arts Centre.

Good luck!


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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The Ritual is coming

4 04 2011
If you’re a fan of psychological chills then you will not want to miss Adam Nevill’s new offering The Ritual. Coming off the back of his success with Apartment 16 and various short stories this promises to be something very special indeed. Check out the blurb below:

And on the third day things did not get better. The rain fell hard and cold, the white sun never broke through the low grey cloud, and they were lost. But it was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition.

When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise.

With limited fitness and experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn’t possibly get any worse.

But then they stumble across an old habitation. Ancient artefacts decorate the walls and there are bones scattered upon the dry floors. The residue of old rites and pagan sacrifice for something that still exists in the forest. Something responsible for the bestial presence that follows their every step. And as the four friends stagger in the direction of salvation, they learn that death doesn’t come easy among these ancient trees . . .