Two Minutes with Clive Barker

How a chat with one of my greatest influences changed my life.

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Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, published in 1985, made him an immediate horror sensation and prompted the famous Stephen King quote: “I have seen the future of horror; his name is Clive Barker.” Though Barker went on to write in other genres such as urban fantasy and even children’s books, it’s his early short fiction — along with the creation of…