Weird Fiction Review

Weird Fiction Review, your “non-denominational source for the Weird,” is the brainchild of Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer. Ann has served as editor of Weird Tales and with Jeff co-edited such anthologies as The New Weird, the ebook antho series ODD?, and the just-released The Weird: A Compendium of Strange & Dark Stories (Atlantic/Corvus). Jeff is an award-winning writer of weird fiction whose last novel, Finch, was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and the Nebula Award.

The site is meant to be “an ongoing exploration into all facets of the weird, in all of its many forms — a kind of non-denominational approach that appreciates Lovecraft but also Kafka, Angela Carter and Clark Ashton Smith, Shirley Jackson and Fritz Leiber — along with the next generation of weird writers and international weird. Its emphasis is on nonfiction on writers and particular books, but also runs features on weird art, music, and film, as well as occasional fiction. It exists in a sym­bi­otic rela­tion­ship with S.T. Joshi’s print jour­nal The Weird Fiction Review, but does not share staff.”

Since the fall of 2011, when it debuted two short stories I translated

I have been a regular contributor to what has become a twice-monthly column on all aspects of the Francophone fantastic — the Belgian School of the Strange; mid-century French fabulists, forgotten or fondly remembered; spooky comics; discussions of nomenclature;  author retrospectives; individual novels and stories; works already translated or yet-to-be; incitements, praise, plea-bargains, exhortations, appreciations, investigations, examinations… This page on my blog is meant to be a running index of my articles at WFR, for your searching and clicking ease and convenience.

Here they are, in chronological order of appearance, oldest to newest:

WFR has also continued to print and reprint my translations of Francophone fantastical fiction, including:

  • “Annie” by Jehanne Jean-Charles (never before in print)
  • “Rara Avis” by Bernard Quiriny (first featured in Best European Fiction 2012 from Dalkey Archive)

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