The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association and the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild.
Among his novels are The Face That Must Die, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, The Count of Eleven, Silent Children, The Darkest Part of the Woods, The Overnight, Secret Story, The Grin of the Dark, Thieving Fear, Creatures of the Pool, The Seven Days of Cain and Ghosts Know. Forthcoming is The Kind Folk. His collections include Waking Nightmares, Alone with the Horrors, Ghosts and Grisly Things, Told by the Dead and Just Behind You, and his non-fiction is collected as Ramsey Campbell, Probably. His novels The Nameless and Pact of the Fathers have been filmed in Spain. His regular columns appear in Prism, All Hallows, Dead Reckonings and Video Watchdog. He is the President of the British Fantasy Society and of the Society of Fantastic Films.
Ramsey Campbell lives on Merseyside with his wife Jenny. His pleasures include classical music, good food and wine, and whatever’s in that pipe. His web site is at:
GHOSTS KNOW and INHABITANTS OF THE LAKE were launched at FantasyCon 2012
Scheduled for 2012 and spilling over into 2013, we have Demons by Daylight (another anniversary edition with first drafts); Cold Print (all Ramsey’s Lovecraftian stuff that didn’t make it into Inhabitant, including unpublished Lovecraftian limericks—the mind boggles); S.T.Joshi’s bibliography, a book of letters exchanged between Ramsey and August Derleth (compiled by Joshi); Holes for Faces, a new short story collection; Fresh From Frugo, a second non-fiction collection; and The Kind Folk, Ramsey’s next novel. Plus, of course, Ramsey’s 2013 novel, as yet unwritten. Whew! But we’re also planning a little Hallowe’en treat from the master in the shape of a slim one-story booklet entitled ‘Holding the Light’. Boy, do we look after you people!