Ramsey Campbell

 Ramsey Campbell

 Ramsey Campbell

Ramsey Campbell was born in Liverpool in 1946 and still lives on Merseyside. The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes him as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association, the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2015 he was made an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University for outstanding services to literature. Among his novels are The Face That Must Die, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, The Count of Eleven, Silent Children, The Darkest Part of the Woods, The Overnight, Secret Story, The Grin of the Dark, Thieving Fear, Creatures of the Pool, The Seven Days of Cain, Ghosts Know, The Kind Folk, Think Yourself Lucky and Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach. Needing Ghosts, The Last Revelation of Gla’aki, The Pretence and The Booking are novellas. His collections include Waking Nightmares, Alone with the Horrors, Ghosts and Grisly Things, Told by the Dead, Just Behind You and Holes for Faces, and his non-fiction is collected as Ramsey Campbell, Probably. Limericks of the Alarming and Phantasmal are what they sound like. 

His novels The Nameless and Pact of the Fathers have been filmed in Spain, where a film of The Influence is in production. He is the President of the Society of Fantastic Films.

AWARDS:

“The Chimney”, World Fantasy Award, Best Short Story, 1978

“In The Bag”, British Fantasy Award, Best Short Story, 1978

The Parasite, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1980

“Mackintosh Willy”, World Fantasy Award, Best Short Story, 1980I

Incarnate, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1985

The Hungry Moon, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1988

The Influence, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1989 and Premios Gigamesh, 1994 (for Spanish translation, Ultratumba)

Ancient Images, Children of the Night Award for Best Novel, 1989

Midnight Sun, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1991

Best New Horror (co-edited with Stephen Jones), British Fantasy Award and World Fantasy Award, Best Anthology or Collection, 1991

Alone With The Horrors, Stoker Award of the Horror Writers of America, Best Collection, 1994 and World Fantasy Award, Best Collection, 1994

The Long Lost, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1994

Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Award for Literature, 1994

Premio alla Carriera a Ramsey Campbell (Prize for the Career of Ramsey Campbell), Fantafestival, Rome, 1995

The House On Nazareth Hill, Best Novel, International Horror Guild, 1998

Grand Master Award, World Horror Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999

Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association, 1999

Ghosts And Grisly Things, British Fantasy Award, Best Collection, 1999

Ramsey Campbell, Probably, Best Non-Fiction, International Horror Guild, 2002 and Stoker Award of the Horror Writers of America, Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction, 2002 and British Fantasy Award, Best Collection, 2002

Told By The Dead, British Fantasy Award, Best Collection, 2003

Howie Award of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival for Lifetime Achievement, 2006

Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild, 2007

The Grin Of The Dark, British Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 2008

Honorary Fellowship of John Moores University, Liverpool, for outstanding services to literature, 2015

Letters To Arkham, British Fantasy Award, Best Non-Fiction, 2015

Life Achievement Award, World Fantasy Awards, 2015

The Searching Dead, Children of the Night Award for Best Novel, 2016

Premio Sheridan Le Fanu for Campbell’s career, 2017 (given in Madrid)