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.

About Matt Cardin

Teeming Brain founder and editor Matt Cardin is the author of DARK AWAKENINGS, DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP, A COURSE IN DEMONIC CREATIVITY: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO THE INNER GENIUS, and the forthcoming TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN. He is also the editor of BORN TO FEAR: INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS LIGOTTI and the academic encyclopedias MUMMIES AROUND THE WORLD, GHOSTS, SPIRITS, AND PSYCHICS: THE PARANORMAL FROM ALCHEMY TO ZOMBIES, and HORROR LITERATURE THROUGH HISTORY.

Posted on October 11, 2008, in Arts & Entertainment and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. You didn’t mention former students of yours as an option of those who knew you. O well. Nice interview, MC!

  2. Very awesome, and i feel bad that you haven’t been able to play music for awhile.
    Nick

  3. Cardin –

    Just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading the interview. Have a great day!

    SfC

  4. Your answers to questions ten and eleven particularly intrigue me, and remind me of myself and how I have come to view the world.

  5. Congratulations!

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