Simon is a British folklore historian, based in Italy. He has a longstanding interest in the study of the supernatural. In 2017 he edited Magical Folk with Ceri Houlbrook, and he has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles in Folk Life, Folklore, Gramarye, Supernatural Studies, Tradition Today and other journals. Simon’s book, The Boggart: Folklore, History, Place-names and Dialect, was published by University of Exeter Press in March this year, and he is continues to compile stories of encounters with fairies via the Fairy Census.
I’ll be talking to Simon about boggarts, fairies and other aspects of history and folklore. And, of course, he’ll be sharing his selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
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