Exploring Dark Short Fiction #4: A Primer to Jeffrey Ford

Author of the fantastic and the bizarre, Jeffrey Ford’s work has won awards and acclaim across the globe for his stories of humour, horror, and unconventional beauty. “Powerful and disturbing in the best possible way” (Gawker) and “Intensely engaging” (Publishers Weekly), Ford crosses speculative genres with literary ideals, which has earned him the World Fantasy Award (seven times), the Shirley Jackson Award (four times), the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and France’s vaunted Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire.

Dark Moon Books and Editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to his work, the fourth in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover–or learn more of–the extraordinary voice of Jeffrey Ford, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

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[JEFFREY FORD IS AN AMAZING AUTHOR]

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(Dark Moon Books, 9 September 2019, 234 pages, ebook, copy from @ericjguignard and voluntarily reviewed)

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So, I’m the sort of reader who just loves to know where writers get their ideas. I also love to discover new writers I can obsess and fangirl over for the new few months. So this great little book killed both birds with one stone. I’d never hard to Jeffrey Ford before. Not that I’m aware of anyway. He may be one of many writers in anthologies I’ve read but I can’t be 100% sure. Why have I never heard of this dark, mad genius? This book offers six of Ford’s stories, all of which I thought were pretty amazing and commentary from an author about each story. I love that kind of stuff. There are also interviews with Ford and an essay by him. I found this very entertaining and I have a new writer to add to my out-of-control list of new authors to check out.

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