Surreal Noir debuts Monday!

MONDAY! MONDAY! YES, THIS MONDAY! My new radio show debuts Monday! I’m so excited. WHEN: 1800 BST/1300 EDT (also archived after if you can’t slope off work) WHERE: No Bounds Radio WHAT: A program that mixes surreal art, noir fiction and experimental music AKA what’s playing inside my head. Very much a work in progress!…

Highsmith @ 100: A Game for the Living

Highsmith spent some time in Mexico trying to write whilst living cheaply. This is her only novel that takes place there. Dorothy Hughes did not think highly of this effort, nor that Highsmith had much success in capturing the country and its people (something Hughes managed with much more insight and finesse). Highsmith had no…

New Fiction: Squid Lord

I’ve got a new tale up at All Due Respect: “Squid Lord” recounts a plan for revenge that might have a few holes in it involving a minor celebrity chef. Hmmm, now where did I get the idea for a name like that?

More #bandcampfriday recs

Put more money in the pockets of creators! Put great sounds in your ears and regain the will to live! Trust me, this round of recs has something for everyone — from power pop that hits you between the eyes to meditative sounds of ethereal longing. Also there are huge back catalogue releases from both…

Walpurgisnacht Freebie

Originally posted on K. A. Laity:
As usual, I’m giving away my much reprinted story ‘Walpurgisnacht’; click the link on the name if you’ve not read it yet and you can download a PDF of the tale. And watch out for witches flying off to the mountains tonight!

Highsmith @ 100: Snails by K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
When a strange story broke about the confiscation of a bag of giant African snails at JFK airport this week, I knew Patricia Highsmith was calling. The man who brought them from Ghana declared them to customs, but didn’t realise they were illegal. Why’s that, you say? ‘They eat almost anything,…

THE WEREWOLF DETECTIVE HOWLS AGAIN!

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
Back in 2012 I wrote a story for the late lamented Dark Valentine Magazine. It was a noir/ horror crossover yarn called Drunk On The Moon, and it featured a werewolf private eye called Roman Dalton. The story proved to be quite popular and I wrote a few more Roman…

#WHM: Tove, Frida & Alice

Women’s History Month is fast evaporating and there are several things I ought to get to but haven’t. Time being short and my memory even shorter, here are some films I didn’t immediately write up and can’t access again to double check impressions so I will be vague but enthusiastic. TOVE (2020) Director: Zaida BergrothWriter:…

Review: Sisters With Transistors by K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
Review: Sisters With Transistors SISTER WITH TRANSISTORS 2020 / 84 MIN / UK / Metrograph Pictures DIRECTOR: LISA ROVNER Thanks to?EMPAC?I had a chance to see this new film and a talk by the director Lisa Rovner and producer Marcus Werner Hed. This documentary chases the early history of…

Review: Mountains – Alan Dunn & eleni poulou by K. A. Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
Review: Mountains – Alan Dunn & eleni poulou Many people have found the lockdown a time of loneliness and isolation. Others have jumped into collaboration to assuage that feeling and to find hope and the energy of inspiration in new ways. The fun that springs from good collaboration is…