Recently, MCD Books has begun to establish itself as a home for some of today’s most memorable horror fiction. That’s bolstered by the recent publication of Rachel Eve Moulton’s Tinfoil Butterfly and the forthcoming publication of Andy Davidson’s The Boatman’s Daughter. To learn more about the press’s foray into horror, their aesthetic, and their future plans, I spoke with MCD Books Executive Editor Daphne Durham. Our conversation touched on everything from what constitutes literary horror to the legacies of bygone horror imprints, and includes some details of what you can expect from horror at MCD Books in the future.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Helen McClory’s new book, interviews with Steph Cha and Warren Ellis, and more.
In our morning reading: Kim Gordon on life in LA, exploring a Susan Choi sentence, and more.
In our afternoon reading: checking in with David Berman, thoughts on books by Max Porter and Jay Bernard, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Emily Carroll and Kristen Arnett, Steph Post on notable books due out later this year, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Sophie Collins’s poetry, fiction from Kevin Maloney, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Namwali Serpell, a foray into the world of 1970s horror comics, and more.
In our weekend reading: reviews of novels by Claire G. Coleman and Edward Carey, thoughts on the Mekons’ new album, and more.