Sunday 27 August 2017

Mediterranean Dark Literature Survey

Over the next few months, we’ll be running a series of posts showcasing the dark and speculative literary scenes in the countries of the Mediterranean region.

While working on the project that led to the Fae Visions of the Mediterranean anthology we came into contact with a diverse and stimulating range of authors and literary traditions, were introduced to new insights, unexpected connections and new friends. We want to learn more about this whole region, and we think that other readers and editors might benefit from this information as well, so we’re asking people to share it here. We have in the back of our mind the possibility that we may be inspired by this ongoing community and friendship to put together more anthologies in the Visions of the Mediterranean series at some point in the future.

Fae Visions of the Mediterranean cover art, © 2016 Tostoini
We’re starting with a few guest posts on national literary scenes, with a focus on the dark genres including noir, crime, horror, paranormal and surrealism. Eventually we hope to complete the list of Mediterranean countries/cultures below. If you can help us fill any of the gaps, or suggest names who might, please get in touch. And please do add your favorite authors, poets, magazines, publishers and other artists on the individual posts as appropriate.
  • Morocco
  • Algeria
  • Tunisia (Kawthar Ayed)
  • Malta
  • Libya
  • Egypt (in progress by Ahmed Al Mahdi)
  • Cyprus
  • North Cyprus
  • Palestine
  • Israel
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • Greece (Dimitra Nikolaidou)
  • Albania
  • Montenegro (in progress by Dragić Rabrenović)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (in progress by Adnadin Jašarević)
  • Croatia (Milena Benini)
  • Slovenia (Nena Škerlj)
  • Italy (Alessandra Cristallini & Andrea Gibertoni)
  • France (in progress)
  • Catalunya
  • Spain

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