Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Happy Birthday, H. P. Lovecraft!
The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor | Thus Spake the Mockingbird by Barbara Hamby: "It's the birthday of H. P. Lovecraft, (books by this author) born Howard Phillips Lovecraft in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island. He wrote science fiction, fantasy, and horror, a genre that during his life was called simply 'weird fiction.' Lovecraft wrote hundreds of poems and short stories, but they were scattered throughout various pulp magazines and publications. It was only after his death that some of the people he had corresponded with in letters were determined to share his work with the public, so they formed a press called Arkham House specifically as a way to publish Lovecraft's work."