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The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Robert Shearman

robWhat could be better than a bonus interview from The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories leading light, Mr Rob Shearman (also, coincidentally, one of my favourite people and writers)? The answer is: Nothing. Nothing could be better.

Rob’s hobbies include collecting World
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The Lair’s Just So, So Special: Robert Shearman

Par Kathleen Jennings

We love writer, director and playwright Robert Shearman – we don’t even have to kidnap him. He travels quite willing to the country of interview and stays for tea and cupcakes. It’s such a
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The Behind the Plastic Sheet Drive-by: Robert Shearman

Serious writer face

I’ve driven-by  Mr Shearman before and he survived. Obviously it wasn’t too terrible, because he lined up again when I nagged, errr, asked nicely. What can I say, other than he is one of my favourite
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Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #22

How could I forget this? My story, Lavender and Lychgates, from the Sourdough and Other Stories collection has been selected for the latest Mammoth Book of Best New Horror.

#22, no less – longevity much?

The editor is legendary Stephen Jones, and
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I am on retreat with a bunch of awesomely talented writers, in a gorgeous undisclosed location. I am sharing a cabin with Rob Shearman – he doesn’t eat cereal with milk! Nor does he drink coffee! I know, scandalous.

Is good here. Quiet and retreaty, waterish. Food is excellent. So far,
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Drive-by: Robert Shearman, father of the intergalactic dustbin

Robert Shearman is a nice man. He’s also an amazing writer – allow me to quote from a review of his first collection, Tiny Deaths, “The
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Let there be Snoopy Dancing today!


Just saw that the delightful Rob Shearman is joint winner of the Shirley Jackson Award! Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical is wonderful – lyrical, gentle, achingly arch at times, and just plain wondrous at others.

BTW: Tiny Deaths won a World Fantasy award in 2008.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer
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Sourdough & Other Stories

Here’s a snippet from the Intro by the delightful Robert Shearman to Sourdough & Other Stories :

We are shaped by the stories we’re told. And the first stories we’re told are fairy tales.

Nowadays, this may not be strictly true, of course. Kids may be dangled on the knees of overprotective parents, and read stories of hungry caterpillars, or shown cartoons
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Uber Squeeeee!

Robert Shearman’s new collection of short stories is almost here! Squeeeee!

If you read and loved Tiny Deaths (which you did, you know you did), then Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical will make you even happier. I had the good fortune to read an early draft of the collection and can highly recommend it. Tiny Deaths won a World
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Ooooh, Robert Shearman Working Without a Net!

Or something like that. This looks exciting anyway:

Chain Gang

There’s a new series starting on BBC Radio 7 on Saturday September 26th, and they want you to help out.

Chain Gang, written by Rob Shearman is looking for help. They’re going to make the first two minutes of a story and transmit it on Radio 7 – and then
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