Introduction

This is the one. It's official. This is the Shaun Hutson website. I know it's official because it's me, Shaun Hutson, telling you. You're on it, so stay on it. All the dirt, all the filth, all the blood and all the guts straight from the horses mouth. Stuff you couldn't read before because publishers banned it, stuff you couldn't imagine. Stuff that will make your hair curl, your jaw drop, your sides ache, your stomach churn and your bowels open.

This is everything you wanted (or even didn't want) to know about my books, my work, my thoughts and my ravings. All put together by that giant among men, Graeme Sayer.

Read on and enter the darkness.

Let's go.



About Shaun Hutson

Born and brought up in Hertfordshire, Shaun Hutson now lives and writes in Buckinghamshire where he has lived since 1986.

After being expelled from school, he worked at many jobs, including a cinema doorman, a barman, and a shop assistant - all of which he was sacked from - before becoming a professional author in 1983.

He has since written over 30 bestselling novels as well as writing for radio, magazines and television. Shaun has also written exclusively for the Internet, a short story entitled RED STUFF and an interactive story, SAVAGES, both of which can be found on the 'Exclusives' page.

Having made his name as a horror author with bestsellers such as SPAWN, EREBUS, RELICS and DEATHDAY (acquiring the nicknames 'The Godfather of Gore' and 'The Shakespeare of Gore' in the process) he has since produced a number of very dark urban thrillers such as LUCY'S CHILD, STOLEN ANGELS, WHITE GHOST and PURITY.

At one time, Shaun Hutson was published under no fewer than six pseudonyms (no, he's not Barbara Cartland), writing everything from Westerns to non-fiction. He continues to work under a pseudonym he will not disclose.

Hobbies include cinema (he has seen over 10,000 films and cites director Sam Peckinpah as his biggest influence), rock music and slumping in front of the TV. His true loves are 'South Park' and 'Emmerdale' (yes, he's actually that boring).

Reformed alcoholic, Shaun was diagnosed by a psychiatrist as having mildly psychotic tendencies. He is extremely unsociable and used to shoot pistols for a hobby (four perfect qualifications for being a novelist, really!) He has now mellowed due to fatherhood and increased medication.

His consuming passion is football. A Liverpool supporter for over 30 years, his allegiance borders on frenzy. He never misses a game, home or away. Hence his desire for anonymity as he was once recognised at Stamford Bridge by the one Chelsea fan who could read...

Shaun has appeared on and presented a number of TV shows over the years. He has lectured to the Oxford Students Union (the original title of the lecture 'Get a Bloody Job and Stop Living Off My Taxes You Sponging Bastards' was changed at the last minute). He has appeared on stage with heavy-metal rock band Iron Maiden 13 times and received death threats on a number of occasions due to his work!

His work is particularly popular in prison libraries. The novel 'Honest, Officer, I've Never Seen These Stereos Before In My Life' will follow shortly.