|| Kim Newman
||31 Jul 1959 (Age: 60) London, England, UK
||From About the Author in the book Time and Relative.
Kim Newman is an author, film expert and critic, an enthusiastic pundit of SF writing and one of Britain's great eccentrics. Born in Brixton in 1959, he grew up in Somerset and graduated in English at Sussex University. He came to London in 1980 and worked with a Bridgewater Arts and Entertainment Collective called Sheep Worrying as a Kazoo player and cabaret performer.
Kim has published several highly successful novels with Simon and Schuster: The Night Mayor, Bad Dreams, Jago, The Quorum, Life's Lottery and his earlier reworkings of the Dracula mythology Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and Dracula, cha, cha, cha plus four collections of short stories: Famous Monsters, The Original Doctor Shade, Seven Stars and Unforgivable Stories. He has also published a collection of his Where the Bodies are Buried... stories in one volume and is a regular contributor to several anthology series. He is the author of several specialist film books and is a regular film reviewer for Empire and Sight and Sound magazines.
Anno Dracula won the Children Of The Night Award for Best Novel from the Dracula Society and the Best Novel Award from the Lord Ruthven Assembly. It was also shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award. The Where the Bodies are Buried book won the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. The Quorum, Dr Shade and Anno Dracula have all been optioned for movies.