Frances Oliver

Posted on April 27, 2012 by

The latest ‘Wormwood’, Issue 18, has just been published by Tartarus Press. A regular journal dealing with Literature of the fantastic, supernatural and decadent.

I am delighted to report that it contains not only an article about the fiction works of Frances Oliver (a ground-breaking event in itself) but also a fascinating article that has given me much new food for thought about her stories and novels. The article is entitled CULTIVATING THE DEMON WITHIN: AN APPRECIATION OF FRANCES OLIVER and is written by Paul Newman.

I believe Paul Newman once published a story of mine many years ago in his magazine entitled ‘Abraxas’, but I have not been in touch with him since then. He may not even remember the event! Whatever the case, I would like to thank him for his reference in the article to me and my Frances Oliver review site. I am very pleased to see his own endeavours to obviate the scandalous lack of recognition regarding the Frances Oliver canon. One day every lover of good literature (mainstream or genre) will be reading her work.

And thanks to Rebekah Brown for first introducing me to the work of Frances Oliver via the All Hallows discussion forum. And to Ash Tree Press for publishing three of her books.

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