Introduction by James D Jenkins and Ryan Cagle
Twenty-one chilling tales from twenty countries on five continents, originally published in sixteen different languages, available here for the first time
The first volume of The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories was hailed as 'groundbreaking' (Publishers Weekly), 'stellar from top to bottom' (Library Journal), 'pioneering' (Washington Post), and 'a veritable feast for horror lovers' (British Fantasy Society). The book was enthusiastically welcomed by horror readers, earned nominations for the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson Awards, and has already been adopted as a textbook at several universities.
Now the editors have delved even deeper into the unexplored world of international horror fiction, discovering brilliant new stories from twenty countries on five continents, from Brazil to Iceland to Japan and all points in between. This volume introduces readers to award-winning authors whose work is legendary in their own countries but totally unknown in America, making it essential reading for anyone interested in horror fiction or contemporary world literature.