Author Focus: Clive Barker

It’s hard to imagine that the master of the macabre who wrote the novella The Hellbound Heart and its subsequent movie adaptation Hellraiser, would also be a successful teen author. This is a gap that Barker has easily bridged. Through all his written works and creations as an artist, what comes through strongly in his visions is his deep passion for the fantastical and for worlds hidden within our own. Here is a selection of fiction titles available at the Library, but you will also find him popping up with short stories in a variety of anthologies. To see a complete list of his books and to find more information, please visit the author’s website

The Books of Blood
The Damnation Game
The Great and Secret Show (Book of the Art #1)
The Thief of Always (teen)
Everville (Book of the Art #2)
The Essential Clive Barker
Coldheart Canyon
Abarat: The First Book of Hours (Abarat #1) (teen)
Days of Magic, Nights of War (Abarat #2) (teen)
Absolute Midnight (Abarat #3) (teen)

Notable Nonfiction:

Clive Barker’s A-Z of Horror
Clive Barker Visions of Heaven and Hell
The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies

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