Writings

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Nina Antonia by Mudkiss Photography

The Prettiest Star eBook

Previously out of print since 2005, The Prettiest Star: Whatever Happened to Brett Smiley? is now available as an eBook on Kindle with an enhanced photo gallery. The epitome of Fey, ‘Beautiful’ Brett Smiley was primed for fame in the frenetic era of Glam but success was illusory. A former child actor,  Brett had everything including a Mephistophelean manager, Andrew Loog Oldham who had steered the Rolling Stones to mega-stardom. Meanwhile, in Liverpool, Nina Antonia, a disenfranchised teenager witnessed Smiley’s sole television appearance in the UK. Interviewed by a concerned Russell Harty, the fate of the young singer was already in jeopardy. With a one way ticket to the boulevard of broken dreams, Brett was to become a missing piece of Nina’s childhood, until their paths crossed, almost 30 years later.

For more info and ordering details, please go to The Prettiest Star eBook.

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Incurable

The Haunted Writings of Lionel Johnson, the Decadent Era’s
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Edited by Nina Antonia for Strange Attractor. Also includes a detailed biographical essay by Ms. Antonia.

For more info and ordering details, please go to Incurable.

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The Greenwood Faun

On December 5, 2017, Egaeus Press published Nina Antonia’s first novel, The Greenwood Faun, “a truly haunting story concerning love, death, insanity, books, ghosts, angels, nature gods and so much more.” – Mark Valentine

For purchase information as well as reviews and interviews, please go to The Greenwood Faun.


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Essays & Ephemera

The Hosts of the Air published in THE FAR TOWER: Stories for W. B. Yeats, published by Swan River Press.

Incurable: Lionel Johnson: The Disconsolate Decadent, Part 2 for Wormwood 29, published by Tartarus Press.

Holly Woodlawn, Superstar – Nina Antonia’s interview with the late great Holly Woodlawn and her in-depth review of Caroline Coon’s intimate memoir ‘Laid Bare’ in The Reprobate: The Second Coming.

Still Lifea short story by Nina Antonia published exclusively in Cold Lips II.

A Winged Malevolence for ForteanTimes. A young poet driven from his accursed lodgings by supernatural scratching sounds, two young barristers found clawed to death, and an anonymous investigation in the Daily Mail. Nina goes in search of the forgotten feathered fiend of Lincoln’s Inn.

Incurable: Lionel Johnson: The Disconsolate Decadent, Part 1 for Wormwood 28, writings about fantasy, supernatural and decadent literature, published by Tartarus Press and featured in their Wormwoodiana Blog.

South-West 13 in Soliloquy for Pan published by Egaeus Press.

How Shall Dead Men Sing? (The Supernatural Affair of Lord Alfred Douglas & Oscar Wilde) for the book A Midwinter Entertainment published by Egaeus Press.

Bosie and The Beast in the book Fenris Wolf 8.

Bedknobs & Broomsticks for BARON.