Call Number Podcast: Monster Mash

Episode 55 celebrates Halloween with the authors and cryptkeepers of creature literature

October 26, 2020

Call Number podcast logo: Episode 55 Monster Mash with silhouettes of monsters on a hill

Halloween is here, and all things spooky and scary are being honored—especially in the worlds of literature and libraries.

On Episode 55 of the newly named Call Number with American Libraries, American Libraries Senior Editor and Call Number host Phil Morehart speaks with Matt Ruff, author of Lovecraft Country, the bestselling horror/fantasy novel that’s been adapted into a hit HBO series of the same name. Next, American Libraries staffers reveal what frightens them the most—everything from existential concerns to those very fitting for the Halloween season. Finally, American Libraries Managing Editor Terra Dankowski talks with Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger, curator of the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and his Circle at New York Public Library, about the collection’s materials on Mary Shelley, author of the 1818 classic Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus.

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