Writings

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Nina Antonia by Mudkiss Photography

Uncertainties: Volume V

Uncertainties is an anthology series — featuring authors from Canada, America, the United Kingdom, and the island of Ireland — each exploring the concept of increasingly fragmented senses of reality. These types of short stories were termed “strange tales” by Robert Aickman, called “tales of the unexpected” by Roald Dahl, and known to Shakespeare’s ill-fated Prince Mamillius as “winter’s tales”. But these are no mere ghost stories. These tales of the uncanny grapple with existential epiphanies of the modern day, when otherwise familiar landscapes become sinister and something decidedly less than certain . . .

Published by Swan River Press, Ireland’s sole independent publisher of the fantastical, supernatural, and phantasmagorical. Featuring Nina Antonia’s short story, Away. For more info and to order, go to Uncertainties: Volume V.

A Purple Thread

The Supernatural Doom of Oscar Wilde
A Peculiar Parish Edition by Nina Antonia & Nathaniel Winter-Hébert
32-pages, with black-and-white illustrations throughout

For details and ordering info, go to A Purple Thread.


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.


Edited by

Incurable: The Haunted Writings of Lionel Johnson, the Decadent Era’s Dark Angel

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The Haunted Writings of Lionel Johnson, the Decadent Era’s
Dark Angel

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.


Novel

The Greenwood Faun

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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 best books on decadence & the supernatural by Nina Antonia for Shepherd.com.

CHATTERTON, EUSTON, 2018 by Nina Antonia in Bitter Distillations: An Anthology of Poisonous Tales published by Egaeus Press.

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.