Simon Kurt Unsworth

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Simon Kurt Unsworth (born 1972) is a British writer of supernatural fiction. Unsworth was born in Manchester, England. He grew up in Chorlton-cum-Hardy.[1] He was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and the University of Dundee where he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology (Hons).


Publication history[edit]


  • At Ease with the Dead: New Tales of the Supernatural and Macabre, (with others) Ash-Tree Press, 2007. ASIN B000VGTJ0K.
  • Creature Feature (with Guy N. Smith and William Meikle), Ghostwriter Publications, 2009. ISBN 1-907190-07-4.


  • "Scucca". Passion for the Art of Taxidermy (BBC Online, 2005), ed. Muriel Gray.
  • "The Church on the Island". At Ease with the Dead, Ash-Tree Press, 2007, ed. Christopher and Barbara Roden (reprinted in Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #19, Constable & Robinson, 2008, and The Mammoth Book of the Very Best of Best New Horror, Constable & Robinson, 2010, both ed. Stephen Jones).
  • "Old Man's Pantry" Shades of Darkness, Ash-Tree Press, 2008, ed. Christopher and Barbara Roden.
  • "Vernon, Driving". Lovecraft Unbound, Dark Horse Press, 2009, ed. Ellen Datlow.
  • "The Hand Delivered Letter". Gaslight Grotesque, Edge Publications, 2009, ed. Charles Prepolec and J. R. Campbell.
  • "Mami Wata". Exotic Gothic 3, Ash-Tree Press, 2009, ed. Danel Olson.
  • "Marley's Haunting and Button" (chapbook). Ghostwriter Publications, 2009
  • "The Knitted Child". Black Static (magazine), TTA Press. (15): 2010.
  • "Traffic Stream". The Black Book of Horror 6, Mortbury Press, ed. Charles Black.
  • "Day Ten, Last Option and Peek-A-Boo". Creature Feature, first ed., Ghostwriter Publications, 2010.
  • "A Man of Ice and Sorrow". Black Static (magazine), TTA Press. (17): 2010.
  • "Oschaert". Exotic Gothic 4, PS Publishing, May 2012, ed. Danel Olson.
  • Scale Hall- Where the Heart Is, Grey Friar Press, 2010.


  • Lost Places. Ash-Tree Press, 2010. Contains 18 stories, 14 of them previously unpublished.
  • Quiet Houses. Dark Continents, 2011. A reinvention of the classic English ghost story with a portmanteau collection.


  1. ^ "Chorlton Book Festival". Libraries. Manchester City Council. Simon Unsworth. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  2. ^ World Fantasy Convention (2010). "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 4 Feb 2011. 

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