Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

OUT NOW: European Monsters (Fox Spirit Books, 2014)

Edited by Margrét Helgadóttir and Jo Thomas

european monsters


They lurk and crawl and fly in the shadows of our mind. We know them from ancient legends and tales whispered by the campfire. They hide under the dark bridge, in the deep woods or out on the great plains, in the drizzling rain forest or out on the foggy moor, beneath the surface, under your bed. They don’t sparkle or have any interest in us except to tear us apart. They are the monsters! Forgotten, unknown, misunderstood, overused, watered down. We adore them still. We want to give them a renaissance, to re-establish their dark reputation, to give them a comeback, let the world know of their real terror.


Here Be Monsters! by Jo Thomas and Margrét Helgadóttir

Herne by J.C. Grimwood

Vijka by Anne Michaud

Broken Bridges by James Bennett

Upon the Wash of the Fjord by Byron Black

Nimby by Hannah Kate

Black Shuck by Joan De La Haye

A Very Modern Monster by Aliya Whiteley

Mother Knows Worst by Jasper Bank and Fabian Tuñon Benzo (artist)

Fly, My Dear, Fly by Nerine Dorman

Mélanie by Aliette de Bodard

Moments by Krista Walsh

Hafgufa Rising by Chris Galvin

Old Bones by Peter Damien

The Cursed One by Icy Sedgwick

Serpent Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky and Eugene Smith (artist)

For more information about the book, please visit the publisher’s website.


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