Oct 142018
 

Back in May, the PBS show The Great American Read launched. The goal: to pick American’s favorite book out of a list of 100 of American’s favorite books, according to PBS surveys. Robert McCammon’s Swan Song is among those 100 books.

It’s not too late to vote for Swan Song and others!

The final episode of The Great American Read will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Robert McCammon will be among the “notable attendees”! Here’s an excerpt from an article at WOUB Digital:

The clock is ticking to cast your final votes for America’s best-loved novel. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ will air its “Grand Finale” episode and reveal America’s choice for its number one book on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 8:00-9:00 p.m.  on PBS stations nationwide.

The “Grand Finale” episode will be filmed in front of a live audience in New York City. Notable attendees will include host Meredith Vieira; actor Wil Wheaton; authors Diana Gabaldon, Robert McCammon and Amy Tan; journalist Lesley Stahl; literary expert Baratunde Thurston and more.

At this time, I don’t know exactly what his role in the finale will be, but make your plans to tune in on October 23, 2018, for “The Grand Finale”!

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Robert McCammon discusses the new releases from Cemetery Dance

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Feb 132018
 

Robert McCammon stopped by the Alabama Booksmith today to discuss the recent Cemetery Dance releases, Tales from Greystone Bay and He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door. Follow the links to purchase signed copies from Alabama Booksmith, and don’t forget the launch event for The Listener on February 27, 2018!

You can watch the videos on YouTube.

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Alabama Booksmith photos and videos

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Dec 072017
 

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Robert McCammon visited the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL, for a preview party for The Listener. Click here to see photos contributed by Alicia Stamps, LP Hernandez, and Blu Gilliand. The Alabama Booksmith has also posted a video of Robert McCammon’s presentation on YouTube.

Photos from the Alabama Booksmith — December 5, 2017

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The Listener preview at the Alabama Booksmith on December 5, 2017

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Dec 032017
 

Tuesday, December 5, is Robert McCammon Day at the Alabama Booksmith. At 5:00 PM CST, he will read from his amazing upcoming novel, The Listener. The book will be published in February, 2018, but signed first editions ($25) will officially go on sale at this event.

Not only will a pre-order guarantee a signed first edition at regular publisher’s price, and come with a certificate signed by Mr. McCammon authenticating that this copy was purchased prior to publication, but all purchases come with a chance in the drawing for one of the most beautiful treasures we’ve ever seen. Here are the details of the prize:

On March 13, 2017, the thirtieth anniversary limited edition of Swan Song was published. Only 552 copies were offered for sale and they sold out the first day. There were 500 numbered (originally $150) and 52 lettered (originally $400). All came in a gorgeous slipcase and were illustrated throughout. The lettered editions feature a magnificent gatefold by David Ho.

The Alabama Booksmith acquired the author’s personal collection (lettered P.C.) and that will be the lucky winner’s prize. This very, very precious and valuable gem (appraised at $500).  This copy comes with a parchment certificate authenticating provenance and signed by Robert McCammon. The drawing will be at the launch of The Listener in February, 2018.

Mr. McCammon will be happy to personalize any title currently on our shelves and we’ll ship December 6.

The Alabama Booksmith is located at 2626 19th Pl S, Birmingham, Alabama 35209.

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Videos from the Alabama Booksmith: Robert McCammon discusses his books

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Dec 022017
 

Robert McCammon stopped by the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL, on Friday, December 1, 2017, to, among other things, talk about some of his books. The Booksmith has added nine videos to their YouTube channel.

You can watch the YouTube playlist for all of the videos here, or follow the individual links below.

The Alabama Booksmith carries signed copies of all of Robert McCammon’s in-print books, most of them at the original publisher’s prices. You can see what they have in stock on their website.

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Robert McCammon to be a Guest of Honor at StokerCon 2019

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Nov 022017
 

Robert McCammon has been announced as a Guest of Honor at StokerCon 2019, to be held in Grand Rapids, MI, May 9–12, 2019. Yes, that’s 2019!

The other named Guests of Honor are Josh Boone, Kathe Koja, Kaaron Warren, Josh Malerman, and Stephanie M. Wytovich.

There aren’t a lot of details available yet, of course, but you can find what is available by visiting the StokerCon 2019 website.

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Robert McCammon presentation at the University of Montevallo on April 10, 2017

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Apr 072017
 

From the University of Montevallo website:

Birmingham based horror author Robert McCammon will offer a reading of one of his works followed by a Q&A. A reception sponsored by the Department of English and provided by Eclipse Coffee and Books will follow.

Horror Author Robert McCammon Reading

STARTS
Monday, April 10th, 2017  3:30 PM
ENDS
Monday, April 10th, 2017  4:30 PM
VENUE
J.A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library
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ORGANIZER
Department of English
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Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India: The Robert McCammon Course

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Dec 162016
 

File this under “Too cool.” Well, I think it’s cool.

Back in October, I received a message from a graduate student in the English department at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. She told me that she was taking a course about Robert McCammon’s work and wanted to interview Mr. McCammon for her term paper.

The professor who set the course up, Prodosh Bhattacharya, contacted me recently and has graciously provided a written account of how the course came to be and the challenges faced. You can read his account here.

Here is the syllabus for the course:

Syllabus for the Robert McCammon course (tentative):

Early phase: Usher’s Passing, The Deep End, ‘Best Friends’. (The first is a novel, the second a novella, and the third a short story).

Transition phase:  TheWolf’s Hour, ‘Black Boots’, ‘A Life in the Day of’, ‘On a Beautiful Summer’s Day, He Was’, (the first is a novel, the other three are short stories).

Later phase: Boy’s Life, Speaks the Nightbird, The Queen of Bedlam, Gone South, I Travel by Night. (All novels)

Texts by other authors that have to be read as influences on McCammon (no questions will be set directly on these):
‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ by Edgar Allan Poe.
Where Eagles Dare by Alistair Maclean.
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe.

The questions for the Master of Arts Examination can be viewed here, or click on the image below to view a large version.

They also have a Facebook group: Special Author: Robert McCammon

Thank you to Prodosh and Ms. Sapui for all of the information about the course!

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