Dracula’s literary legacy
To mark the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death, we joined a conference at Keats House in London’s Hampstead where the great and the ghouls of vampire scholarship joined up for two days of talks.
Stoker’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker and the scholar Elizabeth Miller introduced their new book based on the discovery of a set of journals written by Stoker in his early years. Christopher Frayling explains why he regrets vampires becoming mainstream, and writers Kevin Jackson and Marcus Sedgewick exchange little-known vampire facts. We pay a visit to the columbarium at Golders Green Crematorium where Stoker’s ashes are kept. Plus, we talk to the film critic and novelist Kim Newman about the reissue of his cult series Anno Dracula.
Listen to the Guardian Books Podcast