Kim Newman

Nightmare Movies This Weekend

Writer and critic Kim Newman not only does the best Victorian Gentleman impersonation in the country, he’s also one of the world’s leading experts on horror movies. To celebrate the launch of Kim’s essential horror volume ‘Nightmare Movies’ (published 18 April), Newman and fellow horror expert Mark Kermode take to the stage of the National […]

When We Were Very Young

The lovely Barry Forshaw, editor of the Encyclopedia of British Crime Writing, sends me this blast from the past. I don’t remember being there, but apparently it was Clive Barker’s 40th birthday. I’m rubbish at names but recognise Clive, Kim Newman, Steve Jones and Peter James. Authors end up with hundreds of similarly awkward-looking shots […]

The Myth Of The Lone Writer

Once upon a time there was a garret, and in it sat a writer scribbling away, only to emerge once every three or four days gaunt and hollow-eyed to eat a few crumbs before returning to his lonely calling. Not any more. Thanks to social networking and writers’ groups, we now have busier social lives […]