May 2002 – Graham Joyce: On the Edge by Locus Magazine

Jan. 2001 – Interview by The Edge.

“His stories are strange brews of disparate ingredients interacting in complex and unpredictable ways: elements of horror, psychodrama, gritty realism and the supernatural thriller are mixed with the occasional sliver of black comedy.”

Oct. 2000 – Interview by The Guardian.

“To win the British Fantasy Award four times is something of an achievement. It is even more of an achievement to win it with four very different books, all of which sit uneasily in the fantasy genre. “

Sept. 2000 – Interview by paula guran of horroronline.

‘Why did it take so long for Joyce to get published here? After all, he’s won the British Fantasy Award three times — for DARK SISTER, REQUIEM, and THE TOOTH FAIRY. “Publishers in the U.S. thought my books were crap, then they changed their minds,” he says. “I’ve no idea what persuaded them. It’s mysterious.”‘

January 2000 – Drug cults, incest and the tooth fairy

“they dwell on the sorts of scenes and themes that make therapists sit up and take notes: incestuous desires, guilt and power, lost body parts, the causes and consequences of violence, the effect of battling parents on their offspring.”

Oct. 1999 – Flashpoint Chat Transcript.

“But anyway, Gran had her visions. Seventh of a seventh, all that…used to sit under a big clock before the fire, fall asleep, wake up and tell us about someone who’d come to the door…and lots of these visitors brought weird little prophecies (this sounds so pat I don’t usually mention it), but there it is.”

1999 – Interview by John Pelan (scroll down).

“Change is not only good for people, if you try to resist it, it will turn you inside out. Some of the unhappiest people I know are the ones who didn’t make the break. This seven-year-cycle thing I take very seriously. It’s why I quit my executive job and went to live in a shack on a Greek island to write novels, some years ago.”

Summer 1998 – Interview by matt williams of The Third Alternative.

“I think that everyboy’s got extreme dimensions to their own nature, and those extremities are often manifested through either sexual repression or sexual maladjustment. Not everybody lives it, but I’ve got a feeling it’s there.”

1998 – Rites of Passage interview by Amazon.com.

“I’m interested in different sorts of vulnerability, because I think there’s a relationship between vulnerability and the imagination. When a person’s in a vulnerable position, their imagination is expanded, and when a person is in a position of some sort of psychic distress, then their perception of the world changes and the nature of reality becomes elasticated. And it’s when reality can be elasticated that I’m interested in exploring these extreme positions.”

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