'Among the most important writers of contemporary British horror.' -Ramsey Campbell
Sunday, 24 March 2013
James Herbert, 1943-2013
James Herbert, author of novels such as The Rats, Lair, Domain, Haunted, The Magic Cottage and many others, died suddenly this week, aged 69.
His death came as a great shock to many readers and writers of horror fiction- he'd been a constant presence on the scene since the late '70s, and an influence on many contemporary authors. Many tributes have been paid to him: mine is up over at This Is Horror if you'd like to read it.