Confessions of a fantasy junkie

My name is Damien, and I am a fantasy fan. It started as a child, when my mum read me The Lord of the Rings. Three times. Eventually tiring of JRR Tolkien, I scoured the shelves for alternatives. I found Ursula Le Guin but her great books were too few for my habit. So I turned to David Eddings – but even the 10 volumes of the Belgariad were soon exhausted. That’s when I got into Dragonlance. My fate was sealed.

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Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Director of creative writing at UoL, published with OUP and Cambridge. Currently travelling the world and writing a book.

One thought on “Confessions of a fantasy junkie

  1. Hi Damien

    I posted on the guardian blog to say how much I enjoyed the piece and all the recomendations that came out of it. Apart from your own blog, are there any other sites dedicated to new weird / myth punk / electro goth you’d recommend? (ok I made up the last category).

    Thanks

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