An Interview with Stan Nicholls

An interesting interview with Stan Nicholls, author and chair of the Gemmell awards, over on That Thorn Guy:

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Stan Nicholls is a Britishauthor, journalist and theChair of the Gemmell Awards. He has written over thirty books, most of them in the fantasy and science fiction genres, for both adult and young readers, and has been published in more than twenty countries. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Film Monthly, Films & Filming, Movie, Rock Power, SFX, Sight & Sound and some seventy other publications. He very kindly agreed to answer some questions for me about his books, bookshops he worked in and the David Gemmell Awards.


scan0001 Stan with wife, science fiction author Anne Gay

I read that your first book shop was raided by the police and subsequently closed. What happened?

That was a long time ago, the 1970s, and it’s a rather involved story, but I’ll try to briefly summarise it. The shop was called Bookends, and I owned it…

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