St. Patrick's Day may have been and gone, but that doesn't mean that our appreciation for all of the wonderful things Ireland has to offer must come to an end. And among all things wonderful and Irish are perhaps some of the greatest authors the world of literature has ever seen. So, to keep showing our love after celebrations have died down, here are just a few of the most memorable Irish names in literature - and what makes them so great and memorable!
Horror is one of the most creative and emotionally stirring genres in fiction, with its origins dating back thousands of years, yet it is often also one of the most unfairly judged and misunderstood. Often mistakenly perceived as a mass of unpleasant tales with nothing to offer but macabre violence, horror regularly delves into the deepest and darkest depths of the human soul, touching on forbidden feelings, unsettling questions, and morbid philosophy. It is this bravery to pull back the curtain and look at the rawest subjects, subjects that other genres often dare not peak at, that makes horror (and literary horror fiction) arguably the bravest genre of all.
With Halloween just around the corner, there's no doubt that we're all beginning to feel the spooktober spirit. To celebrate one of the most exciting (and definitely the scariest) events of the year, we're hosting a giveaway of a vintage book on Magic and the Supernatural worth £40! The winner will be selected on the 31st of October, so make sure you get stuck in before the spookiest day of the year comes round.