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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bram Stoker's Notebook

Descendants of the Dracula author are publishing his journal from his Trinity College, Dublin, days. For all of us horror fiction fans this is a boon.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/18/bram-stoker-notebook-dracula

But Stoker was more than the author of the world's biggest vampire; his best-known work wasn't published until after his death. For most of his life he managed the Lyceum Theatre in London. He wrote many stories, traveled, knew famous contemporaries- including 2 US presidents- and died at the age of 64; the cause of death disputable. He, himself, was larger than life and lives on in his undead creation.

More info:
http://bramstoker.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker