How an obscure episode from 14th-century France inspired one of Poe’s most macabre tales.
My review of the 2018 Dublin Ghost Story Festival is out in this month’s Fortean Times.
In the summer of 1816, as skies darkened across the world following a volcanic eruption, a group of Romantic writers gathered in a house on the shores of Lake Geneva and told one another ghost stories.
John Reppion, the editor of Spirits of Place, spoke to Warren Ellis, Damien Williams, and myself about psychogeography and landscape.
My “Spirits of Place” essay on the psychogeography of El Escorial is now available at The Daily Grail.
‘Spirits of Place’ is out now, featuring my essay on hellmouths and cursed Spanish royals.
The life and mysteries of Miguel de Cervantes.