Book - Cursed


"A wish is a terrible thing..." Next week, Titan Books will publish a new anthology of dark fairy tales edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane...

Press Release

Twenty curses from some of the genre’s finest purveyors of the magical, the twisted and the enchanting.

It’s the prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. Curses come in all shapes and sizes, and when you least expect them...

Editors Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane present an anthology of unique twists on the fairy tale conceit of the curse from an exciting line-up of bestselling and award-winning authors. From the traditional to the modern, Cursed gives us brand new mythologies as well as new approaches to well-loved fables from a carefully cultivated selection of brand-new stories, folk-horror poetry and modern classic tales. Some might shock you, some might make you laugh, and they will all impress you with their originality. But take caution as you read them, and be careful what you wish for.

Featuring stories from Neil Gaiman, Christina Henry, M.R. Carey, Charlie Jane Anders, Karen Joy Fowler, Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple, Catriona Ward, Jen Williams, James Brogden, Maura McHugh, Christopher Golden, Michael Marshall Smith, Angela Slatter, Lilith Saintcrow, Christopher Fowler, Alison Littlewood, Tim Lebbon and Margo Lanagan.

About the editors

MARIE O’REGAN is a British Fantasy Award-nominated writer and editor of horror and dark fantasy fiction. She is the author of four collections, Mirror Mere, Bury Them Deep, In Times of Want and Other Stories and The Last Ghost and Other Stories and her anthologies include Hellbound Hearts, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, Carnivale: Dark Tales From the Fairground, The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, Phantoms, Exit Wounds and Wonderland. She is Co-Chair of the UK chapter of the Horror Writers’ Association and lives in Derbyshire, UK. She tweets @Marie_O_Regan

 PAUL KANE is the award-winning and bestselling author/editor of over 90 books, including the Arrowhead trilogy (gathered together in the sellout Hooded Man omnibus, revolving around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood), The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Before, Arcana and Pain Cages (an Amazon #1 bestseller). He is a respected anthologist, editing books such as Beyond Rue Morgue, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, Hellbound Hearts and Exit Wounds. His website can be found at www.shadow-writer.co.uk and he tweets @PaulKaneShadow.

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Cursed is published by Titan Books on 3rd March.