As the nights draw in and Halloween approaches join us at the Tabernacle for a candlelit evening of haunted houses, chilling tales and things that go bump in the night. Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveller's Wife), Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentleman, Ghost Stories) and Kim Newman (Anno Dracula) discuss the art of the ghost story.
Inspired by folklore, inhabiting ancient woods and crumbling old houses, populated by mad monks and women in white, these stories also often reflected the issues of their day. Our panel will read from some of their favourite stories - from wonderfully chilling tales by Edgar Allan Poe and MR James to more recent work - and talk about why they enthrall and terrify us.
The event will be chaired by John Mullan, Head of English at UCL and presenter of the Guardian's Book Club. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, click here.