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Clive Barker

UK (1952 - )

Clive Barker was born in Liverpool in 1952. His earlier books include The Books of Blood, Cabal, and The Hellbound Heart. In addition to his work as a novelist and playwright, he also illustrates, writes, directs and produces for stage and screen. His films include Hellraiser, Hellbound, Nightbreed and Candyman. Clive lives in Beverly Hills, California


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Anthologies containing stories by Clive Barker

Short stories
Animal Life
The Book of Blood (1984)
Confession of a (pornographer's) Shroud (1984)
Dread (1984)
Hell's Event (1984)
Human Remains (1984)
In the Hills, the Cities (1984)
Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament (1984)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Midnight Meat Train (1984)
New Murders in the Rue Morgue (1984)
Pig Blood Blues (1984)
Rawhead Rex (1984)
Scape-Goats (1984)
Sex, Death and Starshine (1984)
The Skins of the Fathers (1984)
Son of Celluloid (1984)
The Yattering and Jack (1984)
The Age of Desire (1985)
Babel's Children (1985)
The Body Politic (1985)
The Book of Blood (a Postscript): On Jerusalem Street (1985)
Down, Satan! (1985)
The Forbidden (1985)
How Spoilers Bleed (1985)
In the Flesh (1985)
The Inhuman Condition (1985)
The Last Illusion (1985)
Life After Death (1985)
The Life of Death (1985)
Lost Souls (1985)
The Madonna (1985)
Revelations (1985)
Twilight at the Towers (1985)
The Hellbound Heart [short story] (1986)World Fantasy (nominee)
Coming to Grief (1988)
The Rhapsodist (1988)
The Departed (1992)
On Amen's Shore (1992)
Hermione and the Moon (1993)
Chiliad: A Meditation: Men and Sin (1997)
Chiliad: A Meditation: A Moment at the River's Heart (1997)

World Fantasy Best Collection winner (1985) : Books of Blood Volume 1
World Fantasy nominee (1985) : Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1986) : Books of Blood Volume 4
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1986) : The Damnation Game
World Fantasy nominee (1987) : The Hellbound Heart [short story]
Bram Stoker First Novel nominee (1988) : The Damnation Game
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1988) : Weaveworld
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : Sacrament
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : Abarat: The First Book of Hours

Books about Clive Barker
Clive Barker recommends
The Influence
The Influence (1988)
Ramsey Campbell
"A subtle, intricate and beautifully constructed book...Campbell writes prose as incisive and elegant as anything in the mainstream can offer, while providing the reader with insight and chills only a master of dark fantasy could achieve."
Death Spore (1990)
Harry Adam Knight
"I had a damned good time with this book."
The Bridge
The Bridge (1991)
John M Skipp and Craig Spector
"This is the New Horror at work; fast-paced and passionate, breaking new ground as it uncovers the faces that fear wears in the century's final decade."
Wet Work
Wet Work (1993)
Philip Nutman
"A vital and original talent."
The List of Seven
The List of Seven (1993)
(Arthur Conan Doyle, book 1)
Mark Frost
"An irresistible page-turner."
Only Forward
Only Forward (1994)
Michael Marshall Smith
"A dark labyrinth of a book: shocking, moving and surreal. Violent, outrageous and witty - sometimes simultaneously - it offers us a journey from which we return both shaken and exhilarated. An extaordinary debut."
Longbarrow (1997)
Mark Morris
"One of the finest horror writers at work today."
Big Thunder
Big Thunder (1997)
Peter Atkins
"Atkins is a brilliant supplier of shudders and splendours."
Pork Pie Hat
Pork Pie Hat (1999)
(Criminal Records, book 3)
Peter Straub
"In any genre, a world class author."
Demons (2000)
John Shirley
"John Shirley is an adventurer, returning from dark and troubled regions with visionary tales to tell. I heartily recommend a journey with John Shirley at your side."
The Darkest Part of the Woods
The Darkest Part of the Woods (2002)
Ramsey Campbell
"He provides the reader with insights and chills only a master of dark fantasy could achieve."
The Ferryman
The Ferryman (2002)
Christopher Golden
"A powerful and haunting tale."
Anima: Signs of Life / Course of the Heart
Anima: Signs of Life / Course of the Heart (2005)
M John Harrison
"An extraordinary writer."
Rust and Bone
Rust and Bone (2005)
Craig Davidson
"There is a strikingly original tone to Mr Davidson's stories. The prose is spare yet elegant, the insights are fresh and real, and best of all there is a boundless humanity in Mr. Davidson's writing: a love of life that is beautifully woven with an acute sense of its darkness. This is in every way an extraordinary book."
The Wicked Haze
The Wicked Haze (2005)
Nicholas Randers (Nicholas Grabowsky)
"Nicholas, I salute you!"
The Poisoned Crown
The Poisoned Crown (2006)
(Sangreal Trilogy, book 3)
Amanda Hemingway
"A Piece of Pure Magic."
Unikirja: Dream Book
Unikirja: Dream Book (2009)
K A Laity
"K. A. Laity's writing is full of fluent style and poetic dialogue."

The Gemini Factor (2010)
Paul Kane
"Paul Kane's writing has a style and elegance. He's a first rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned."

The Rainbow Man (2013)
P B Kane
"Kane’s writing has a style and elegance, he’s a first-rate storyteller."

The Wolves of London (2014)
(Obsidian Heart, book 1)
Mark Morris

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