World Horror Convention 2010 have announced that their very Special Guest of Honour is Britain's "most influential and successfulÂ horror writer of all time" â€“ JAMES HERBERT.
James Herbert created the modern mass-market horror genre with theÂ publication of his first ground-breaking novel, THE RATS, in 1974 (for theÂ record, Stephen King’s CARRIE was published a few months later). Since thenÂ he has reigned as Britain’s undisputed #1 author of chiller fiction, withÂ more than 20 novels to his credit — which have sold more than fiftyÂ million copies world-wide. His books have been translated into more thanÂ thirty-five languages, including Russian and Chinese.
THE RATS has never been out of print, and Jim’s list of best-selling titles
includes THE FOG, THE SURVIVOR, FLUKE, THE SPEAR, LAIR, THE DARK, THE
JONAH, SHRINE, DOMAIN, MOON, THE MAGIC COTTAGE, SEPULCHRE, HAUNTED, CREED,
PORTENT, THE GHOSTS OF SLEATH, ’48, OTHERS, ONCE, NOBODY TRUE and THE
SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL.
THE RATS (aka DEADLY EYES), THE SURVIVOR, FLUKE and HAUNTED have all been
made into movies, the latter starring Aidan Quinn, Kate Beckinsale and Sir
In his 1992 Introduction to the bio-bibliography JAMES HERBERT: BY HORROR
HAUNTED, Stephen King wondered “with real excitement” what James Herbert
might be up to in the year 2010. Well, now we know — he’ll be at World
Horror Convention in Brighton!
ALSO . . . registered members of the convention can now vote for the World
Horror Convention’s prestigious GRAND MASTER AWARD, which will presented at
a sit-down Banquet on the Saturday evening. An electronic voting form is
available on the convention website and will also be included in the
forthcoming printed Progress Reports. A list of past recipients — who have
included Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz, Anne Rice, Ray Bradbury, Clive
Barker, Peter Straub, Brian Lumley, Ramsey Campbell . . . and for 2009
Tanith Lee!!! — is displayed on the same page.
For more information about JAMES HERBERT, who joins Author Guests of Honour
TANITH LEE and DAVID CASE, Artist Guests of Honour LES EDWARDS and DAVE
CARSON, Editor Guest of Honour HUGH LAMB and Mistress of Ceremonies JO
FLETCHER as part of our exciting line-up of Guests of Honour, please go to
the convention website.