This December, the John Rylands library will be the suitably gothic venue for the launch of a new ghost story anthology. Poor Souls’ Light: Seven Curious Tales is an independent, print-only book of spooky seasonal tales by acclaimed genre writers. The book was created to mark the centenary of the unsung British horror author Robert Aickman. Its launch night will feature readings from two of the book’s contributors: M. John Harrison is the author of the Kefahuchi Tract trilogy, and winner of a Philip K. Dick Award and an Arthur C. Clarke Award, while Alison Moore is the author of The Lighthouse, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. The event is part of the library’s Third Thursday Late series, where once a month visitors can visit this majestic building after dark.

Thu 18 Dec, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, M3 3EH, 6pm – 7pm, FREE entry,

Thu 18 Dec
A. James Simpkin
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Tue 11 Nov 2014