Horror World is currently running an interview with T. M. Wright, conducted by Joe Howe. Wright is a writer of horror fiction, speculative fiction, and poetry, he has written over 25 novels, novellas, and short stories over the last 40 years. His first novel, 1978’s Strange Seed, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, and his 2003 novel Cold House was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. His novels have been translated into many different languages around the world. His works have been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, and many genre magazines.
In response to a question about if it’s valid to describe his work as “quiet horror,” Wright responds: “Sure it’s valid. Some readers, perhaps most, prefer Richard Laymon and Ed Lee (both fine writers), for example, to what is generally referred to as “quiet horror,” a label that’s stuck to me for a couple of decades. I don’t mind. Though some of my books really aren’t particularly quiet (read as “full of gore”—such as the fifth in my Strange Seed series, Laughing Man) I usually prefer writing novels that leave some of the more pungent stuff, and some of the story’s secrets, up to the reader’s imagination. Sometimes, that makes for a more enjoyable read, depending on the reader, of course.”
You can read the interview in its entirety here: We Interrupt This Author #8: T. M. Wright