Robert McCammon Interviews


Interviews with Robert McCammon

This collection of interviews with and articles by Robert McCammon comes from various sources and ranges over the years from 1981 to the present.


Most Recent Interviews

NEW!!!  "Robert McCammon im Interview," April 8, 2017
English version
An interview by Luzifer Verlag, the German publisher of Speaks the Nightbird.

"Robert McCammon on Freedom of the Mask," March 6, 2016
An interview by Gwenda Bond at Subterranean Press.

"Hidden in the Depths," November 19, 2015
Bulgarian interview by Diana Georgieva. Read it in Bulgarian here.

Subterranean Press interview, July 7, 2014
Interview by Kealan Patrick Burke about The River of Souls.

Nightmare Magazine, August 2013
Author Spotlight. Accompanied reprint of "Nightcrawlers"

The Funky Werepig
Audio interview by Gregory Hall, June 28, 2013.

Nightmare Magazine
Interview by Lisa Morton, June 2013.

Sci-Fi Bulletin: Interview: Robert McCammon
Interview by Paul Simpson, April 2013.

Part 2

Writer at Play website, May 2013
Interview by Trish Sugarek.

Part 2

A 2013 Interview with Robert McCammon
Audio interview by Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column, March 2013.

An Interactive Interview with Mr. Robert McCammon
Interview by Bryann Aguilar, Out of Reality blog, December 29, 2012.

Robert McCammon Interview
Interview by Elitist Book Reviews, August 8, 2012.

Exclusive Interview: Robert McCammon Talks About The Providence Rider
Interview by Charles Tan, SFsignal.com, May 15, 2012.

More 2 Read website, March 23, 2012
New interview conducted by Lou Pendergrast for More 2 Read.

Italian website ThrillerCafé, July 14, 2010
Italian website interview by Arianna and Selena Mannella, twin Italian journalists. An English version of the interview can be found here.

Mountain Eagle, March 18, 2010
Newspaper article/interview by David Lazenby.

The Funky Werepig, January 10, 2010
Audio interview by Greg Hall. You can download the interview from here.

Subterranean Press, January 4, 2010
Interview by Hunter Goatley in PDF format.

Click here to read the interview if you don't have a PDF viewer installed.

Horror World's Pod of Horror #58, December 27, 2009
Audio interview by Mark Justice.

T'ma (Darkness), March 2008
Russian fans interview Robert McCammon. Translated by M. Parfenov.

The Rap Sheet, 7-FEB-2008
"The Man of Mystery," by Ali Karim.

A 4-part interview/article/review. Part 1 |  Part 2 |  Part 3 |  Part 4

Horror World's Pod of Horror #41, 23-DEC-2007
Audio Interview by Mark Justice.

The link above is just the McCammon interview. The entire podcast can be downloaded from the HorrorWorld site.

David's Book Talk with guest Robert McCammon
Audio Interview by David English.

Posted on LeisureTalk.net on 10-DEC-2007.

Discussing The Queen of Bedlam
Interview by Hunter Goatley, October 15, 2007.

Posted on the Robert McCammon website on 26-NOV-2007.

Back in the game
Interview by Alec Harvey, November 9, 2007.

Published in The Birmingham News, November 9, 2007.

No Imitation Here: Writing the books he wants to read
Interview by Julie A. Pierce and Rowdy Rhodes for Inkwell Newswatch, a monthly online publication by the Freelance Writing Organization - International, May 2007.

Robert McCammon Interview
Italian horror site SplatterContainer.com, January 2006

Exclusive 2005 Update from Robert McCammon
Interview by Hunter Goatley, January 27, 2005.


2002 Interviews

"McCammon vows writing days are over"
Interview by Shawn Ryan, October 2002.

Originally published in the Birmingham Post-Herald newspaper on October 7, 2002.

Publishers Weekly Talks with Robert McCammon
Interview by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Summer 2002.

Originally published in the August 5, 2002 issue of Publishers Weekly.

Exclusive Online 2002 Interview: Part 1
Interview by Hunter Goatley, January 23, 2002.

Exclusive Online 2002 Interview: Part 2
Interview by Hunter Goatley, January 23, 2002.


Archival Interviews

Robert R. McCammon Interview
Interview by Roger Smith, 1981.

Originally published in State of Shock, issues 7 and 8, 1981. This is the earliest McCammon interview the webmaster has been able to find so far.

Come Midnight McCammon Is Scaring the Tar Out of Himself
Originally published in The Birmingham News, June 9, 1983, page D1.

Written by News staff writer Carl Carter.

First H.O.W.L. Meeting Slated for Halloween
The article announcing the formation of H.O.W.L (later HWA).

Originally published in Publishers Weekly, in the Summer of 1983.

Interview with Robert R. McCammon
Interview conducted by William J. Grabowski, 1985.

Originally published in The Horror Show, Summer 1985.

Interview: Robert R. McCammon
Interview conducted by Joe R. Lansdale, 1986.

Originally published in The Twilight Zone Magazine, October 1986.

Interview: Robert R. McCammon
Originally published in Our Glass, the newsletter of the HWA, in Issue 1, July 1986.

Interview: Robert McCammon
Interview by Joe Lansdale, 1987.

Originally published in Mystery Scene, January 1987.

Interview with Robert R. McCammon
Interview conducted by William J. Grabowski, 1987.

Originally published in The Horror Show, Spring 1987.

Robert R. McCammon
Interview by J.R. Taylor, 1987.

Originally published in I Cover The War, October 1987.

An Interview with Robert McCammon
Interview by Rodney Labbe, 1987.

Originally published in Footsteps, number 8, November 1987.

"Who knows what evil lurks in the shadows of our minds? Writer Rick McCammon does"
Interview by Shawn Ryan, 1988.

Originally published in The Birmingham News, March 13, 1988.

Interview with Horror Master Robert R. McCammon
Interview by James Kisner, 1988.

Originally published in Mystery Scene, March/april 1988.

Available in Supermarkets Now!
Interview by J.R. Taylor, 1988.

Originally published in I Cover The War, October 1988.

Interview with Robert R. McCammon
Interview by Jodi Strissel, 1988.

Originally published in Castle Rock, November 1988.

An Interview with Rick McCammon
Interview by William G. Raley, 1989.

Originally published in After Hours, Winter 1989.

The Robert R. McCammon Interview (with photo)
Interview conducted on January 28, 1989, by Hunter Goatley.

Originally published in Lights Out! Vol. 1 No. 1, July 1989.

The Perils and Profits of Mixing Genres: The Work of Robert R. McCammon
Interview by Matt Adler, 1989.

Originally published in How to Write Horror and Get It Published, October 1989.

In the Light: An Interview with Robert McCammon
Interview conducted by Steve Spignesi, October 1989?.

Originally published in The Shape Under the Sheet: The Stephen King Encyclopedia, 1991.

Robert R. McCammon
Interview conducted by Stanley Wiater.

Originally published in Dark Dreamers: Conversations with the Masters of Horror, Avon Books, 1990.

Limited Editions, PCs, and Stuff
Interview with Robert R. McCammon and Joe R. Lansdale.

Conducted in October 1989 by Hunter Goatley.

Originally published in Lights Out! Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1990.

Horror Novelist McCammon Thirsts For Character
Interview by George Smith.

Originally published in The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, June 8, 1990.

Can also be read on The Morning Call website.

The State of Where
Open letter written by Robert McCammon for the February 1991 issue of Lights Out!

PW Interviews: Robert R. McCammon
Interview conducted by Sam Skaggs.

Originally published in Publishers Weekly, August 2, 1991.

Defying genres, Robert McCammon uncovers the magic in the ordinary
Interview by T. Liam McDonald.

Originally published in Super Crown Book News, August 1991.

Exclusive Interview: Robert R. McCammon (with photo)
Interview conducted on August 31, 1991, by Hunter Goatley.

Originally published in Lights Out! Vol. 2 No. 2, October 1991.

Exclusive Online Robert R. McCammon Interview
Interview conducted on January 6, 1997, by Hunter Goatley.

Exclusive to the online Lights Out! pages!

A Letter from Robert McCammon
Open letter written in December 1998 by Robert McCammon.

Exclusive to the online Lights Out! pages!


Interviews conducted by Robert R. McCammon

One of the planned ongoing features of Lights Out! was a series of author interviews conducted by McCammon. Two such interviews were completed before Lights Out! disappeared:

Robert McCammon interviews Chet Williamson at WFC 1990
Interview conducted by Robert McCammon on November 3, 1990.
Never before published.

Robert McCammon interviews Tom Monteleone at WFC 1990
Interview conducted by Robert McCammon on November 3, 1990.
Never before published.

Joe R. Lansdale interview (with photo)
Interview conducted by Robert R. McCammon in October 1989

First appeared in Lights Out! Vol. 1 No. 3, January 1990.

Al Sarrantonio interview (with photo)
Interview conducted by Robert R. McCammon in October 1990

First appeared in Lights Out! Vol. 2 No. 1, January 1991.

New!!!  The original, unexpurgated audio for this interview can be heard here.

Kazue Tanaka interview (with photo)
Interview with Kazue Tanaka, who translated several McCammon stories to Japanese. Conducted by Robert R. McCammon in October 1990.

First appeared in Lights Out! Vol. 2 No. 1, January 1991.


Convention Session Transcripts

Bestsellers Deconstructed
Surrey International Writers' Conference, October 23, 2009.

Featuring Robert McCammon, Michael Slade, Robert J. Sawyer, Terry Brooks, Diana Gabaldon, Anne Perry, Robert Dugoni, and Donald Maass.

Shapechangers
Continuity 1990, Birmingham, AL, February 10, 1990.

Featuring Robert R. McCammon and Jennifer Roberson.

World Building 101
Continuity 1990, Birmingham, AL, February 10, 1990.

Featuring Robert R. McCammon and Jennifer Roberson.


Miscellaneous

"Meeting an Inspiration"
An essay by Athena Workman about Robert McCammon's appearance at the 2002 Southern Festival of Books in 2002. It includes tidbits of information from the Q&A session during his presentation.
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