Tune in to North Manchester FM on Saturday at 2pm for Hannah’s Bookshelf. This week, I’ll be talking to the wonderful Stephen Morris (in another transatlantic interview).
Stephen has written for both popular and academic audiences. His novels, both historical and contemporary fantasy, incorporate authentic medieval and Renaissance occult beliefs and practices as well as local history and legends. Many of the books reintroduce obscure characters from folklore, reveal forgotten aspects of more commonly known folkloric characters, or explore the relationship between the occult and religion. With degrees in medieval history and theology from Yale and St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Academy, he is a former priest and has served as the Eastern Orthodox chaplain at Columbia University. His academic writing has dealt primarily with Late Antiquity and sexuality in Byzantine church life.
I’ll be talking to Stephen about his novels, his academic work and the folklore that inspires his work. And, of course, he’ll be sharing his selections for Apocalypse Books in the second hour of the show.
Catch the show on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
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