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Author Ramsey CampbellRamsey Campbell was born January 4, 1946 in Liverpool, England. He is an English horror fiction writer, editor and critic who has been writing for well over fifty years. Two of his novels have been filmed, both for non-English-speaking markets.

Campbell has been a lifelong enthusiast of film. His love of old movies features prominently in two of Campbell's later novels, Ancient Images and The Grin of the Dark. As of 2013, he can currently be heard in Merseyside on the Friday edition of 'Breakfast" and less frequently on Claire Hamilton's Sunday show.

Campbell has continued his prolific output, publishing an average of a novel a year, plus standalone novellas, since 2000; three of the novels have won major awards for best novel. He has also published four short story collections since 2000, one of which won Best Collection.

He married Jenny Chandler (a teacher) on January 1, 1971; has two children, Tamsin (born 1978) and Matthew (born 1981); and still lives in Merseyside.

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Similar authors: Stephen King, Clive Barker, Robert McCammon, Peter Straub
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v Campbell, Ramsey | Alone with the Horrors | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. 1993 LON: Headline First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Ancient Images (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Ancient Images | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1989 NY: MacMillan Publishing First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Cold Print (UK 1st Thus) Campbell, Ramsey | Cold Print| Signed First Edition Thus UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1993 LON: Headline  First UK Thus edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author.

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Campbell, Ramsey - The Count of Eleven (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Count of Eleven, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 NY: Tor First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - The Count of Eleven (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Count of Eleven, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 NY: Tor First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Count of Eleven, The (UK Limited, Numbered) Campbell, Ramsey | Count of Eleven, The| Signed Limited Edition UK Book

1991 Lon: MacDonald   Deluxe limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, signed by author. Limited edition of 250. Full leather binding, no dust jacket as issued.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Dark Feasts (Signed First Edition UK) Campbell, Ramsey | Dark Feasts | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1987 LON: Robinson  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Rare Copy with printer's error on page 233, fewer than 400 exist.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Darkest Part of the Woods, The (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Darkest Part of the Woods, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2003 NY: Tom Doherty Associates First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Darkest Part of the Woods, The (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Darkest Part of the Woods, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2003 NY: Tom Doherty Associates First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Ghosts Know (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Ghosts Know | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book October 2013 NY: Tor  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey | Influence, The | Signed First Edition Book Campbell, Ramsey | Influence, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1988 NY: Macmillan First edition, first printing, near fine (corners bumped) in near fine (chipped edge) dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey | Kind Folk, The | Signed First Edition Book Campbell, Ramsey | Kind Folk, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2016 NY: Tom Doherty Associates   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Long Lost, The (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Long Lost, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1994 NY: Tor  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Long Lost, The (Signed First UK) Campbell, Ramsey | Long Lost, The | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1993 LON: Headline Book Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Armstrong, Campbell | Nazareth Hill | Signed First Edition Book Campbell, Ramsey | Nazareth Hill | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1997 NY: Forge First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Needing Ghosts (Signed First UK) Campbell, Ramsey | Needing Ghosts | Signed First Edition UK Book

1990 LON: Legend  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - One Safe Place, The (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | One Safe Place, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1996 NY: Forge  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - One Safe Place, The (First UK) Campbell, Ramsey | One Safe Place, The | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1995 LON: Headline  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Overnight, The (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Overnight, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2005 NY: Doherty  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Overnight, The (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Overnight, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2005 NY: Doherty  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Pact of the Fathers (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Pact of the Fathers | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. December 2001 NY: Tom Doherty Publishing First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Pact of the Fathers (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Pact of the Fathers | Signed First Edition Book

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Campbell, Ramsey - Parasite, The (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Parasite, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 1980 NY: Macmillan Publishing First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Parasite, The (UK 1st Thus) Campbell, Ramsey | Parasite, The | Signed First Edition Thus UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1993 LON: Headline  First UK Thus edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death (Signed First Edition Thus) Campbell, Ramsey | Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death | Signed First Edition Thus Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2002: Scream Press First thus edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey | Scaremongers 2 | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Campbell, Ramsey | Scaremongers 2 | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

Signed UK Trade Paperback Book. 1998 LON: Tanjen First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by Ramsey Campbell.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Secret Story (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Secret Story | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 2006 NY: Tor Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Secret Story (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Secret Story | Signed First Edition Book

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Campbell, Ramsey - Silent Children (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Silent Children | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2000 NY: Forge First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Silent Children (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Silent Children | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. July 2000 NY: Tom Doherty Publishing First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey - Strange Things and Stranger Places (Signed First Edition) Campbell, Ramsey | Strange Things and Stranger Places | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 1993 NY: Tor First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Campbell, Ramsey | Waking Nightmares | Signed First Edition Book Campbell, Ramsey | Waking Nightmares | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1991 NY: Tor First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ramsey Campbell Bibliography


Novels

  • Medusa (1973) (novella, published standalone; later collected in Strange Things and Stranger Places)
  • The Doll Who Ate His Mother (1976) (revised text, 1985)
  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1977) (novelisation of the 1935 film, written as Carl Dreadstone)
  • Dracula's Daughter (1977) (novelisation of the 1936 film, written as Carl Dreadstone)
  • The Wolf Man (1977) (novelisation of the 1941 film, written as Carl Dreadstone)
  • The Face That Must Die (expurgated version 1979) (Restored text: 1983)
  • The Parasite (1980) (published in the US with a different ending as To Wake the Dead)
  • The Nameless (1981) (filmed in 1999 as The Nameless)
  • The Claw (1983) (AKA Night of the Claw, Claw) (written as Jay Ramsay)
  • Incarnate (1983)
  • Obsession (1985) (Note: Written under the working title For the Rest of Their Lives)
  • The Hungry Moon (1986)(Note: Written under the working title Blind Dark)
  • The Influence (1988)
  • Ancient Images (1989)
  • Midnight Sun (1990)
  • Needing Ghosts (1990)(novella published standalone; later collected in Strange Things and Stranger Places)
  • The Count of Eleven (1991)
  • The Long Lost (1993)
  • The One Safe Place (1995)
  • The House on Nazareth Hill (1996) (AKA Nazareth Hill)
  • The Last Voice They Hear (1998)
  • Silent Children (2000)
  • Pact of the Fathers (2001) (filmed in 2002 as Second Name)
  • The Darkest Part of the Woods (2003)
  • The Overnight (2004)
  • Secret Stories (2005) (abridged US edition, Secret Story, 2006)
  • The Grin of the Dark (2007)
  • Thieving Fear (2008)
  • Creatures of the Pool (2009)
  • Solomon Kane (movie novelisation, 2010)
  • The Seven Days of Cain (2010)
  • Ghosts Know (2011)
  • The Kind Folk (2012)
  • The Last Revelation of Gla'aki (2013)
  • The Pretence (2013)
  • Think Yourself Lucky (2014)
  • The Kind Folk (August 2016)

Collections

  • The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants (1964, as J. Ramsey Campbell; reprinted 2011)
  • Demons by Daylight (1973)
  • The Height of the Scream (1976)
  • Dark Companions (1982)
  • Cold Print (1985; expanded edition 1993)
  • The Tomb Herd and others (1986, issue #43 of Crypt of Cthulhu)
  • Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart (1986. Contains stories by Campbell, Clive Barker and Lisa Tuttle)
  • Ghostly Tales (1987, issue #50 of Crypt of Cthulhu.
  • Dark Feasts: The World of Ramsey Campbell (1987) Note: The true first edition was printed in an edition of only 300 copies and most were recalled due to a printer's error on p. 233, making it a rarity; a corrected printing was issued).
  • Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death (1987)
  • Waking Nightmares (1991)
  • Alone with the Horrors (1993) Note: See full entry for variant contents.
  • Strange Things and Stranger Places (1993)
  • Tales from Merseyside. (1995) An audio collection (cassette only)
  • Ghosts and Grisly Things (1998)
  • Told by the Dead (2003)
  • Inconsequential Tales (2008)
  • Just Behind You (2009)
  • Holes for Faces (2013)

Non-Fiction

  • Ramsey Campbell, Probably, ed. S. T. Joshi (2002)

As Editor

  • Superhorror (AKA The Far Reaches of Fear) (1976)
  • New Terrors (Published in US as two separate volumes, New Terrors 1 and New Terrors 2) (1980)
  • New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1980)
  • The Gruesome Book (1983)
  • Fine Frights: Stories That Scared Me (1988)
  • Best New Horror (with Stephen Jones) (1990)
  • Best New Horror 2 (with Stephen Jones) (1991)
  • Best New Horror 3 (with Stephen Jones) (1992)
  • Uncanny Banquet (1992)
  • Best New Horror 4 (with Stephen Jones) (1993)
  • Deathport (1993)
  • Best New Horror 5 (with Stephen Jones) (1994)
  • Meddling With Ghosts: Stories in the Tradition of M.R. James (2002)
  • Gathering the Bones (with Jack Dann and Dennis Etchison) (2003)

Ramsey Campbell Awards

  • "The Chimney", World Fantasy Award, Best Short Story, 1978
  • "In The Bag", British Fantasy Award, Best Short Story, 1978
  • THE PARASITE, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1980
  • "Mackintosh Willy", World Fantasy Award, Best Short Story, 1980
  • INCARNATE, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1985
  • THE HUNGRY MOON, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1988
  • THE INFLUENCE, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1989 and Premios Gigamesh, 1994 (for Spanish translation, ULTRATUMBA)
  • ANCIENT IMAGES, Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel, 1989
  • MIDNIGHT SUN, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1991
  • BEST NEW HORROR (co-edited with Stephen Jones), British Fantasy Award and World Fantasy Award, Best Anthology or Collection, 1991
  • ALONE WITH THE HORRORS, Stoker Award of the Horror Writers of America, Best Collection, 1994 and World Fantasy Award, Best Collection, 1994
  • THE LONG LOST, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1994; Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Award for Literature, 1994;
  • Premio alla Carriera a Ramsey Campbell (Prize for the Career of Ramsey Campbell), Fantafestival, Rome, 1995
  • [THE HOUSE ON] NAZARETH HILL, Best Novel, International Horror Guild, 1998
  • Grand Master Award, World Horror Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999
  • Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association, 1999
  • GHOSTS AND GRISLY THINGS, British Fantasy Award, Best Collection, 1999
  • RAMSEY CAMPBELL, PROBABLY, Best Non-Fiction, International Horror Guild, 2002 and Stoker Award of the Horror Writers of America, Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction, 2002 and British Fantasy Award, Best Collection, 2002
  • TOLD BY THE DEAD, British Fantasy Award, Best Collection, 2003
  • The Howie Award of the H. P.Lovecraft Film Festival, 2006, for lifetime achievement
  • Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild, 2007
  • THE GRIN OF THE DARK, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 2007

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