Geoff Ward examines the strange life and terrifying world of the man hailed as America's greatest horror writer since Poe.

During his life, Lovecraft's work was confined to lurid pulp magazines and he died in penury in 1937.

Today, however, his writings are considered modern classics and published in prestigious editions.

How did such a weird, wild and ungodly writer get canonised? Among the writers considering his legacy are Neil Gaiman, ST Joshi, Kelly Link, Peter Straub and China Mieville.


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  • First broadcast 20061203
  • First repeated 20070610

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