Read This: Richard Gavin Non Fiction


March 7, 2015 by Laird

Richard Gavin has been at the leading edge of weird fiction over the past decade or so. His work is heavily informed by the likes of Machen, Blackwood, Barker, and Ligotti, although the filter is uniquely Gavin. He approaches the genre in a quiet and cerebral fashion. I recommend At Fear’s Altar if you’ve a hankering for some candlelight and scotch reading material.

I note that he’s written a book of “occult non-fiction” entitled The Benighted Path: Primeval Gnosis and the Monstrous Soul. Color me intrigued.


5 thoughts on “Read This: Richard Gavin Non Fiction

  1. beakripped says:

    If you’ve got the cash get Starfire Volume 2, Number 4. His essay, Sermon From a Haunted Cellar is incredible!!!
    He’s also editing an anthology of occult fiction from Three Hands Press that will include the likes of Caitlin Kiernan, Micheal Cisco and Don Webb. I’m particularly excited about the stories by Andrew Chumbley and Daniel Schulke – the latter being my favourite living occult writer.

  2. Laird says:

    He’s a sharp guy. Reminds me of Matt Cardin, although at this point I think Richard has the edge in the fiction department.

  3. beakripped says:

    Richard’s published more, that’s for sure. Cardin’s ‘Teeth,’ though… what a beautiful story.

  4. Laird says:

    It is a good tale. Richard has indeed published more and he shows more range. I have no doubt Matt is capable of the same.

  5. beakripped says:

    True, that. I picked up Black Wings 3 yesterday and can’t wait until lunch at work when I can finally read Gavin’s contribution.

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