A Gothic Literature Primer: Suggested Reading

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Despite its rich history & cult following, people still don’t really understand what gothic fiction is. This primer includes: definition of the genre, 20 novels for suggested reading, & your gothic IQ

9 Gothic Novels Less than 40 Years Old

Column by Annie Neugebauer January 23, 2017
Gothic fiction may be a genre born of tradition, but these 9 atmospheric novels aren’t even over the hill!

Vampires in Wuthering Heights

Column by Annie Neugebauer August 15, 2016
Within Wuthering Heights there’s evidence to interpret this plot: Cathy becomes a vampire, haunting Heathcliff for years before turning him into one so they can roam the moors together eternally.
The Loney

Bookshots: "The Loney" by Andrew Michael Hurley

Review by Christopher Shultz May 12, 2016
A boy and his brother experience bizarre occurrences during a holiday stay on a desolate stretch of beach.
Springtime: A Ghost Story

Bookshots: 'Springtime: A Ghost Story' by Michelle de Kretser

Review by Christopher Shultz
A woman, uprooted from her home in Melbourne and transplanted to Sydney, begins to see a strange woman standing in a garden during her long walks around the city...

5 Explosive Gothic Bonfires

Column by Leah Dearborn
Is there an underlying reason for this theme, or do old mansions just make really good tinder for marshmallow roasting?