My interview at Thomas Ligotti Online
It’s no news to my readers — whether they know me from The Teeming Brain, my literary critical work, my published stories, or some combination thereof — that I’m a huge fan of contemporary horror writer Thomas Ligotti, whom I honestly consider to be one of the greatest living writers in the English language (an opinion in which I am not alone).
That’s why it’s gratifying to have been included in a recent series of interviews that’s being conducted at Thomas Ligotti Online by a fine fellow named Jimmy de Witt. I was one of the original members of the community that sprang up around TLO when it was first launched in 1998. The site has since become a largely member-driven enterprise that has attracted quite a literate and intelligent crowd — owing, of course, to the demographic that Tom’s work appeals to. A few weeks ago Jimmy conceived the interesting idea of conducting interviews with prominent site members. One of his invitations came to yours truly.
So here’s the result, published just a few days ago: INTERVIEW WITH MATT CARDIN
Topics include my experience of Tom’s work (of course); thoughts on horror fiction, film, and television; philosophy and religion; my work as a horror writer, musician, and composer; and more.
It’s an interesting “full circle” type situation, isn’t it? I have written extensively about Tom and his work. I interviewed him in 2006. Now I have been interviewed myself — at his Website.