EDITED BY NANCY KILPATRICK AND DAVID MORRELL
The authors in this Canadian horror anthology span the country, from east to west, applying a Canadian stamp to a classic and revered genre. In addition, expert Robert Knowlton provides a fascinating and detailed history of horror and dark fantasy in Canada.
“Canadian horror writers shine in these twenty-three chilly, subtle and hard-hitting tales from the Great White North. Award-winning authors turned editors Nancy Kilpatrick and David Morrell have assembled a diverse feast of stories exploring the particular—and peculiar—psychology of Canada. Essential reading for anyone interested in the status of Canadian genre writing.”
I was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and am both an American and a Canadian citizen. When my award-winning author-friend Nancy Kilpatrick asked me if I’d join her in editing the first anthology of Canadian horror writers, I couldn’t resist agreeing. A lot of my work is classified as non-supernatural horror (dark suspense). I received three Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association and several nominations. So it wasn’t difficult to immerse myself in this topic. We found some amazing stories, including “The Tear Closet” by Suzanne Church, who (I later discovered) lives not far from where I lived in Kitchener when I was young. I wrote an introduction for this volume, explaining my perspective on the country where I was raised.