Rohan Quine

Biography

Rohan Quine is an author of literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dusting of horror. He 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, 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" (see www.rohanquine.com/those-new-york-nineties/film-tv).

He's now living back in East London, as an Imagination Thief, with his boyfriend and a caramel-coloured rabbit. In addition to its paperback format, his novel THE IMAGINATION THIEF is available as an ebook that contains links to film and audio and photographic content in conjunction with the text. See www.rohanquine.com/press-media/the-imagination-thief-reviews-media for some nice reviews in "The Guardian", "Bookmuse", "indieBerlin" and elsewhere. It's about a web of secrets triggered by the stealing and copying of people's imaginations and memories, the magic that can be conjured by images of people, the split between beauty and happiness, and the allure of power.

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 reviews of these novellas, including by Iris Murdoch, James Purdy, "Lambda Book Report" and "New York Press". Hunting as a pack, all four delve deep into the beauty, darkness and mirth of this predicament called life, where we seem to have been dropped without sufficient consultation ahead of time.

His new novel THE BEASTS OF ELECTRA DRIVE (a Finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards 2018) is a prequel to the above five tales, and a good place to start. See www.rohanquine.com/press-media/the-beasts-of-electra-drive-reviews-media for reviews by "Kirkus", "Bookmuse", "Bending the Bookshelf" and others. From Hollywood mansions to South Central motels, havoc and love are wrought across a mythic L.A., through the creations of games designer Jaymi, in a unique explosion of glamour and beauty, horror and enchantment, celebrating the magic of creativity itself.

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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, "Bookmuse"

"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 » Dark
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 » Dark
"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 » Dark
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 » Dark
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 » Dark
"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 » Dark
"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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