Robert Holdstock RIP

Reading & Writing

It’s with great shock that I learned the fantasy writer Robert Holdstock had suddenly died of an E-Coli infection at just 61 years of age. There are many good authors who are dreadful people, but Robert was a wonderfully life-affirming person and a magnificent writer, whose ‘Mythago Wood’ will shine in the annuls of great fantasy writing. I was due to have lunch with him in two weeks’ time, and can’t imagine how we will feel without him. My thoughts go out to his partner Sarah and their families.

3 comments on “Robert Holdstock RIP”

  1. I heard about that yesterday, and I still can’t quite grasp it’s true.

  2. J. Folgard says:

    This is a real loss. His Mythago Wood, as well as the Merlin Codex were two big favorites. Thanks for the hours of wonderful reading & rest in peace indeed.

  3. Lisa says:

    Wow, that’s quite a shock! I, too, read Mythago, way way back and was blown away by it.

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