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Laird Barron: “My worlds are growing much larger and much more frightening than I’d imagined.” Illustration by Thom Cuschieri.

Schlock Talks | Laird Barron

We’re proud to cap off our run-up to Schlock’s Halloween issue by interviewing one of the luminaries of contemporary horror fiction. In an illuminating Schlock Talk, the award-winning novelist and short story writer Laird Barron speaks about his long history with horror (specifically, since the age of five), the enduring influence of the Alaskan landscape on his work and his latest collection, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All.

Michael Cisco's latest novel, Member - published by Chomu Press.

Schlock Talks | Chômu Press

What does it really mean to chart ‘new vistas of irreality’, as the UK-based publisher Chômu Press claim to set out to do? As part of our ongoing temporary ‘partnership’ with the Press this month, Schlock speaks to Chomu co-founders Léon and Quentin Crisp (no, not THAT Quentin Crisp). In a rich and revealing interview, the duo delve into just how they burrow through the interstices of genre to deliver work that – even in this jaded age – feels truly vital.