Agatha Christie (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) Best known for her mysterious detective novels: Agatha Christie, one of the most famous names in detective fiction, was a landmark figure in producing the classic whodunnit stories. The Guinness Book of World Records have cited her as the bestselling author of all time. Her books have sold over 2 billion copies in 44 […]
M R James (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936). One of my favourite writers is M R James. Who is best known for his chilling Victorian ghost stories. M R James: a master of the uncanny, the purveyor of the uncomfortable, a creator of hair-raising, blood-tingling tales. Renowned for his supernatural ghostly tales, and […]
A great article about the illustrator Paul Kirby and how after giving Pratchett some illustrations at a book signing, and thinking he wouldn’t hear from Pratchett again, he got a call a couple of weeks later from Pratchett saying how he was the closest any artist had ever got to how Pratchett saw the characters.