Bloody-Disgusting reports that the horror and fantasy author Clive Barker will be retiring from appearances in 2024, with just a few more to come … but that he has many, many books nearing completion which will hopefully see print over the coming years.

In a statement, Barker says:

‘It’s time to focus entirely on writing. I’m not stopping public events because I’ve lost delight in meeting you all over the years. I’m as passionate as ever about sharing my imagination with readers and moviegoers around the world. In the very room where I’m writing these words, I have the manuscripts for a very large number of projects (Thirty-one of them), some very close to completion, others still telling themselves.’

The books include those that complete The Art and Abarat, as well as sequel to The Thief of Always and many others.

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