Quentin S. Crisp

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Quentin S. Crisp (born 1972) is a British writer and publisher of supernatural fiction. Unlike the better-known personality of the same name, this Quentin Crisp was given the name at birth but, being younger, must use his middle initial to disambiguate. Originally from North Devon, Crisp now lives in London. He has a bachelor's degree in Japanese from the University of Durham, has spent two periods living in Japan and Japanese literature is a significant influence in his work.

Crisp is responsible for the Chomu Press, publishing fiction by contemporary authors.

Crisp also writes lyrics, which have been recorded by Kodagain.

His novella Shrike was a 2009 Shirley Jackson Award finalist.[1]


  • The Nightmare Exhibition, BJM Press (Chesterfield), 2001 (short stories)
  • Morbid Tales, Tartarus Press (Carlton-in-Coverdale), 2004 (short stories)
  • Rule Dementia, Rainfall Books (Calne, Wilts), 2005 (short stories)
  • Shrike, PS Publishing (Hornsea, UK), 2009 (novella)
  • "Remember You're a One-Ball!", Chomu Press, 2010 (novel)
  • All God's Angels, Beware!, Ex Occidente Press (Bucharest, Romania) 2009; republished by Chomu Press in 2012 (short stories)
  • Defeated Dogs, Eibonvale Press, 2013 (short stories)
  • The Cutest Girl in Class, Snuggly Books, 2013 (a novel written in collaboration with authors Justin Isis and Brendan Connell)
  • The Boy Who Played with Shadows, L'Homme Récent (Bucharest, Romania), 2015 (memoir; limited to 85 copies)
  • Erith, Zagava (Düsseldorf, Germany), 2015 (novella; limited to 100 copies)
  • Blue on Blue, Snuggly Books, 2015 (novel)


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