Jordan Peele, Mariana Enríquez and more on the horror fiction renaissance

Horror fiction is changing to provide a terrifying picture of our times as authors throughout the world explore their darkest fears. 

There was a time, not long ago, when horror literature was limited to a few titles. Stephen King and Dean Koontz in the United States 

James Herbert and Clive Barker in the United Kingdom. It was a time of record sales but little critical acclaim:  

a sea of paperbacks passed beneath school desks. Then, in the mid-1990s, terror all but vanished. Darkness writers  

were repackaged into more market-friendly categories, such as thriller, dark fantasy, or that nebulous, catch-all term, suspense. 

Horror is unmistakably back, and it's no longer a dirty word. Titan and Nightfire are publishing imprints devoted almost entirely to the genre, 

tiny publishers are introducing new names, and a strong online community of readers, writers, critics, and pundits embrace literature's most dark impulses. 

Such a voracious thirst is driving change. From Argentine new wave to British neo-folk, from the Asian-inflected horror of authors like Chinese- 

Canadian Ai Jiang to the African heritage of British-Nigerian Nuzo Onoh, writers all around the world are pushing outwards,  

making room for new viewpoints. Horror is swiftly transitioning from a white, masculine, and heavily Anglocentric genre into something more varied and reactive. 

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