I spent most of my life so far in the small seaside town of Whitstable, which has left me with an enduring love of seafood and shingle. I spent three years attending something very like a certain Archers College, studying things that were not quite closest to my heart – leaving the really important stuff entirely self-taught, with the help of six bookcases full of remarkable literature. Time after that found me moving abroad to the sunny side of the alps, spending a year in Slovenia, overwintering in the remote mountains then oversummering in melancholy Ljubljana and enjoying the company of the pretty eastern European girls – with all aspects of the trip leaving an impression that will probably linger in my writing permanently.
My stories have appeared in the anthologies Strange Tales 1, 2 and 3 from Tartarus Press, Blind Swimmer from Eibonvale Press and most recently, in The Monster Book for Girls from Exaggerated Press. The surreal art-fable What the Giants Were Saying – the first appearance of the wandering girl Feather – was published by Eibonvale Press back in 2005 and my collection Feather was published in 2011.
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Feather: Tales of Isolation and Descent
In these nine stories and novellas, David Rix weaves an enigmatic web of fictions at the shifting intersections of Slipstream, Horror and Science Fiction. Feather passes from remote beaches and salt marshes covered with samphire and grey sky to more human wildernesses in London and Ljubljana – always on the move and always making encounters. Always touching people with her own magic.
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