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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.

Ramsey Campbell Book List and Awards
His website: www.ramseycampbell.com
Similar authors: Stephen King, Clive Barker, Robert McCammon, Peter Straub
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Fellstones
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Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach
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The Kind Folk
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Ghosts Know
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Secret Story
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The Overnight
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Ramsey Campbell Bibliography


The Three Births of Daoloth

The Searching Dead - 2016
Born to the Dark - 2017
The Way of the Worm - 2018

Standalone 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
  • Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach - 2018
  • The Wise Friend - 2020
  • Somebody's Voice - 2021
  • Fellstones - 2022

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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