In Honour of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some great Irish horror and dark fantasy authors you should be reading.
Bram Stoker (1847 – 1912) – Classic gothic horror author.
Best known for: Dracula (1897)
Caitlín R. Kiernan (1964 – ?) – Multi-Award-Winning Author of various horror, dark fantasy, science fiction and weird fiction.
Novels: Silk (1998), The Drowning Girl: A Memoir (2012), Threshold (2001), The Red Tree (2009)
Short Story Collections: Two Worlds and in Between: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan (Volume One) (2011), Tales of Pain and Wonder (2000)
Charles Maturin (1782 – 1824) – Gothic author and playwright
Known for:Melmoth the Wanderer (1820)
Darren Shan (1972 – ?) – very prolific and well known writer of multiple series, including The Cirque du Freak Series (which includes the Vampire Blood Trilogy, the Vampire Rites Trilogy, the Vampire War Trilog
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