R.B. Russell

News 2012

12th December:

Michael Dirda

Michael Dirda contibutes an article In Praise of Small Presses at The American Scholar and writes that Russell is "One of our best writers of unsettling fiction."


8th December:


A good notice of Ghosts appears at the Pan Review. Mark Andresen notes that it is "an excellent introduction to this writer's work"




6th December:

Leave Your Sleep

 A positive review for Leave Your Sleep from Mario Guslandi at Nudge. He concludes"...the collection is a feast of classy, subtly disturbing fiction graced by a polished, stylish prose, terrific dialogues and excellent characterization."


5th November:

World Fantasy Award

Last night in Toronto, Ray Russell  and Rosalie Parker received the World Fantasy Award for Tartarus Press.




4th November:


A new printing of Ghosts is now available direct from Swan River Press. It comes with the accompanying cd.




25th October:

Supernatural Tales Blog

In advance of a full review in Supernatural Tales, David Longhorn writes about Leave Your Sleep on his blog here.




18th October 2012:

Leave Your Sleep Published

Leave Your Sleep is now available from PS Publishing.





18th October 2012:

Dean Clough Galleries

The Ghosts video presentation was shown at the opening of the Dean Clough Galleries last Saturday




10th September 2012:

Shadow's Edge

A new short story acceptance can be reported, for publication in 2013. "At the End of the World" will be published in Shadows Edge, edited by Simon Strantzas, by Grey Friar Press.



1st September 2012:

New Short Story Collection

Russell's new short story collection, Leave Your Sleep, will be available in October from PS Publishing. It is now available for pre-order.




6th June 2012:


Variety notes the filming of Bloody Baudelaire/Backgammon.




4th June 2012:


Filming of Bloody Baudelaire starts today in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It has the working title Backgammon. IMDb entry.




31st May 2012:

The Washington Post

Ray Russell's book collecting videos have been recommended by Michael Dirda in The Washington Post. Dirda also says that ‘[Russell is] among the leading practitioners of classic supernatural fiction.’



15th May 2012:


R.B. Russell has been interviewed by John Kenny at the Swan River Press website here.





23rd April 2012:

Launch in Vienna

On the 23rd March the Ghosts CD was launched with a video presentation at the Xi Cafe & Bar, Vienna.


Ghosts receives a rave review from She Never Slept: "This unique and hauntingly beautiful CD is beyond amazing"

24th January 2012:

Sold Out

The first edition of the Ghosts book and CD package is now sold out. A reprint is scheduled.





3rd January 2012:


February will see the publication of Ghosts by R.B. Russell, comprising a book published by the Swan River Press in Dublin, and a CD on the Klanggalerie label in Austria.


The book will be an omnibus volume collecting Russell's out of print debut collection "Putting the Pieces in Place" and the novella "Bloody Baudelaire". This omnibus edition will include a new introduction by Mark Valentine, and will come with a CD of Russell's music (which will also be available seperately through Klanggalerie).


Pre-orders for the book and CD package are now being taken by the Swan River Press .

The Ghosts CD contains 12 songs composed by Russell (eight instrumental tracks, and four with vocals by Lidwine.


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