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Horrorology Interviews: Angela Slatter

Dr Angela Slatter

Angela Slatter (Photo by David Pollitt, June 2010)

Angela Slatter is … well, me. Here I ramble on about my Horrorology novella, “Ripper”.

What was the inspiration for your Horrorology tale “Ripper”?

Well, it had a bit of a convoluted beginning: I was
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Revisiting childhood

Last night I ordered one of my favourite books from childhood, Joan Aiken’s The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

I read this when we lived out at Longreach and I was about nine … it was an incredible read for a kid
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And in the squeeee that was heard around the world, the lovely Paula Guran at Prime Books has picked up my short story “Sun Falls” (from Ticonderoga Publications’ Dead Red Heart).

Also on the list are Margo Lanagan, Tanith Lee, Norman
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