Ginger Nuts of Horror
Telos publishing is pleased to announce that a new collection of vampire tales, and a detective novel, have been signed from author Tanith Lee. The collection brings together much of Tanith's published vampire short fiction, and includes several original stories as well. Talking about the deal, Tanith said: 'Aside from the fine reputation of Telos, I'm delighted to work with Sam Stone, who I've known for some years - a fascinating writer and fun companion. It's also great to get a huge Lee vampire collection between covers - not to mention seeing my 1990's (and only so far) detective novel, Death of the Day coming back into print. I love the detective genre, especially such stars as Ruth Rendell and Ian Rankin. I look forward to a new outlet for Death of the Day.'
David J Howe, Editorial Director of Telos, said: 'I have been hugely impressed with Tanith's work over the years. She is an author of rare power and vision, and to have some of her great short stories collected together in a special edition by Telos is something we are very proud of. In 2009 she was awarded the honour of Grand Master by the Horror Writers Association, and never has such an accolade been more deserved.'
The deal was agreed between Tanith and Stephen James Walker from Telos Publishing, and the collection and detective novel are currently planned to be published in April 2015.
ABOUT TELOS PUBLISHING
Telos Publishing was formed in 2000 by David J Howe and Stephen James Walker, and since then has published novels and novellas by many authors including Christopher Fowler, Graham Masterton, Stephen Laws, Simon Clark, Paul Finch, Steve Savile, Kim Newman, Paul McAuley and Stephen Gallagher. They are also known for an extensive range of unofficial guides to film and television, including Doctor Who, Space 1999, The Rocky Horror Show, Battlestar Galactica, Tarzan and A Song For Europe. www.telos.co.uk
ABOUT TANITH LEE
Tanith Lee was born in North London (UK) in 1947. Because her parents were professional dancers (ballroom, Latin American) and had to live where the work was, she attended a number of truly terrible schools, and didn’t learn to read – she is also dyslectic – until almost age 8. And then only because her father taught her. This opened the world of books to Lee, and by 9 she was writing. After much better education at a grammar school, Lee went on to work in a library. This was followed by various other jobs – shop assistant, waitress, clerk – plus a year at art college when she was 25-26. In 1974 this mosaic ended when DAW Books of America, under the leadership of Donald A Wollheim, bought and published Lee’s The Birthgrave, and thereafter 26 of her novels and collections.
Since then Lee has written around 90 books, and approaching 300 short stories. 4 of her radio plays have been broadcast by the BBC; she also wrote 2 episodes (Sarcophagus and Sand) for the TV series Blake’s 7. Some of her stories regularly get read on Radio 7. Lee writes in many styles in and across many genres, including Horror, SF and Fantasy, Historical, Detective, Contemporary-Psychological, Children and Young Adult. Her preoccupation, though, is always people.
In 1992 she married the writer-artist-photographer John Kaiine, her companion since 1987. They live on the Sussex Weald, near the sea, in a house full of books and plants, with two black and white overlords called cats.