Rohan Quine

Biography

Rohan Quine grew up in South London, spent a couple of years in L.A. and then a decade in New York, where he ran around excitably, saying a few well-chosen words in various feature films and TV shows (see www.rohanquine.com/those-new-york-nineties), such as "Zoolander", "Election", "Oz", "Third Watch", "100 Centre Street", "The Last Days of Disco", "The Basketball Diaries", "Spin City" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit".

He’s now living back in East London, as an Imagination Thief. His novel "The Imagination Thief" is published in paperback, and also as an ebook containing hyperlinks to film and audio and photographic content in conjunction with the novel’s text. See www.rohanquine.com/press-media/the-imagination-thief-reviews-media for interviews and some nice reviews in "The Guardian" and elsewhere.

Four novellas – "The Platinum Raven", "The Host in the Attic", "Apricot Eyes" and "Hallucination in Hong Kong" – are published as separate ebooks, and also as a single paperback "The Platinum Raven and other novellas". See www.rohanquine.com/press-media/the-novellas-reviews-media for interviews and reviews of these.

All five tales are literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dusting of horror. They aim to push imagination and language towards their extremes, so as to celebrate the beauty, darkness and mirth of this predicament called life, where we seem to have been dropped without sufficient consultation ahead of time. They may be read in any order.

His upcoming novel will be "The Beasts of Electra Drive", now barrelling down the pipeline…

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"Rohan Quine is one of the most original voices in the literary world today – and one of the most brilliant." –"Guardian" Books blogger Dan Holloway

"The swooping eloquence of this book had me hypnotised. Quine leaps into pools of imagery, delighting in what words can do. The fact that the reader is lured into joining this kaleidoscopic, elemental ballet marks this out as something fresh and unusual. In addition to the language, two other elements make their mark. The seaside ghost town with echoes of the past and the absorbing, varied and rich cast of characters. It’s a story with a concept, place and people you’ll find hard to leave." –JJ Marsh, "Book Muse"

"Quine is renowned for his rich, inventive and original prose, and he is skilled at blending contemporary and ancient icons and themes." –Debbie Young, "Vine Leaves Literary Journal"

Where to find Rohan Quine online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Beasts of Electra Drive
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 127,310. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
From Hollywood Hills mansions and Century City towers, to South Central motels and the oceanside refinery, havoc and love are wrought across a mythic L.A., through the creations of games designer Jaymi. "The Beasts of Electra Drive" by Rohan Quine is a unique explosion of glamour and beauty, horror and enchantment, celebrating the mechanisms and magic of creativity itself.
The Imagination Thief
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 143,520. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
"The Imagination Thief" by Rohan Quine is about a web of secrets, triggered by the stealing and copying of people’s imaginations and memories. It’s about the magic that can be conjured up by images of people, in imagination or on film; the split between beauty and happiness in the world; and the allure of various kinds of power.
Apricot Eyes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,230. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In "Apricot Eyes" by Rohan Quine, a cat-and-mouse pursuit through the New York City night involves a preacher, a psychic and a dominatrix, broadcast live on air—until a horror is unearthed, bringing two of them together and the third to a sticky end.
Hallucination in Hong Kong
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,590. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In "Hallucination in Hong Kong" by Rohan Quine, sliding from joy to nightmare and back, a plane flight frames a journey into Jaymi’s and Angel’s polarised identities and perceptions, where past and present merge in an obsessive fantasy of love, death, horror and apocalyptic beauty.
The Host in the Attic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,740. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
"The Host in the Attic" by Rohan Quine is a hologram of Oscar Wilde’s "The Picture of Dorian Gray", digitised and reframed in cinematic style, set in London’s Docklands in a few years’ time.
The Platinum Raven
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,320. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
"The Platinum Raven" by Rohan Quine is a triple convulsion whereby our heroine Raven escalates herself into the Chocolate Raven and then the Platinum Raven, from London to Dubai to the tower in the hills in the desert—then back down again, forever changed.

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