Unquiet Spirits: Essays by Asian Women in Horror (Hardcover)

Unquiet Spirits: Essays by Asian Women in Horror By Lee Murray (Editor), Angela Yuriko Smith (Editor), Lisa Kröger (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Lee Murray (Editor), Angela Yuriko Smith (Editor), Lisa Kröger (Foreword by)
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From hungry ghosts, vampiric babies, and shapeshifting fox spirits to the avenging White Lady of urban legend, for generations, Asian women’s roles have been shaped and defined through myth and story. In Unquiet Spirits, Asian writers of horror reflect on the impact of superstition, spirits, and the supernatural in this unique collection of 21 personal essays exploring themes of otherness, identity, expectation, duty, and loss, and leading, ultimately, to understanding and empowerment.

About the Author


Lee Murray is an author, editor, screenwriter, and poet from Aotearoa, and a third-generation Chinese New Zealander. A USA Today bestselling author, double Bram Stoker Award® and Shirley Jackson Award winner, her work includes military thriller series, the Taine McKenna Adventures, supernatural crime-noir trilogy The Path of Ra (with Dan Rabarts), and short fiction collection, Grotesque: Monster Stories. Lee is the editor of nineteen volumes of dark fiction, among them Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (with Geneve Flynn) and Asian Ghost Short Stories (Flame Tree Press). Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu American and an award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. A three-time Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist for excellence in long fiction (Bitter Suites, 2018), excellence in poetry (Tortured Willows, 2021) and excellence in short nonfiction, she was also selected as HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. In addition, two of her poetry chapbooks have been nominated for the Elgin Awards. Lisa Kröger holds a PhD in Gothic Literature and is the author of Monster, She Wrote and the forthcoming Toil and Trouble. She also co-hosts the Know Fear and Monster, She Wrote podcasts. Her work has won the Bram Stoker and Locus awards. Lisa’s fiction and nonfiction work may be seen in Lost Highways: Dark Fiction from the Road, EcoGothic, and Horror Literature through History. Her edited essay collections include Shirley Jackson: Influences and Confluences and The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781645481300
ISBN-10: 1645481301
Publisher: Black Spot Books Nonfiction
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Pages: 300
Language: English