Josh Winning is an author and film journalist who writes for Radio Times, Total Film and SFX, among others. He has been on set with Kermit the Frog, devoured breakfast with zombies on The Walking Dead, and sat on the Iron Throne while visiting the Game Of Thrones set in Dublin. Jeff Goldblum once told him he looks a bit like Paul Bettany.
His novels include the dark fantasy series TheSentinel Trilogy, psychological thriller VICIOUS RUMER, and ’80s teen horror CAMP CARNAGE. His short story DEAD AIR appeared in Speak My Language: An Anthology of Gay Fiction.
Growing up in Suffolk, Josh watched Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal and The Neverending Story on repeat, and he was raised on a steady diet of Cameron, Whedon and Lucas. His literary heroes include Grady Hendrix, Daphne du Maurier, Stephen King and Robin Jarvis. As a journalist, he has interviewed some of the most exciting names in the film industry, including Jodie Foster, Ryan Reynolds, Charlize Theron and Christopher Lee, and he dreams of one day convincing Sigourney Weaver to yell “Goddammit!” at him.
Josh’s latest novel, THE SHADOW GLASS, is due to be published in March 2022.
‘There’s a stirring sense of adventure, excitement, and terror running throughout… a treat for fans of the movies that inspired it.’ — Publishers Weekly
‘THE SHADOW GLASS could easily stand alongside Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal and The NeverEnding Story.’ — Clay McLeod Chapman, author of The Remaking
‘The fantasy adventure my 80s-loving heart needed! Loaded with unforgettable characters, a thrilling quest, and the best 80s pop culture references, I loved every moment.’ — Kat Ellis, author of Harrow Lake
‘You don’t have to be a child of the ’80s to appreciate THE SHADOW GLASS. There’s enough magic within these pages to dress you in leg warmers and take you there. Nostalgic, heartfelt, and bristling with humor. An absolute corker!’ — Rio Youers
‘THE SHADOW GLASS is like the old children’s movies it worships: sometimes dark, but never heartless; gritty yet soulbaring. It embraces its referents as a whole: their beauty with their ugliness, the healing power of nostalgia with its potential to poison the present. But it never goes cynical, never loses faith. It stands proud with a VHS copy of its favorite movie held aloft, daring you to say it’s not the greatest film ever.’ — Edgar Cantero
‘Wonderful. A bold and heartfelt adventure from another world, another time — and our own.’ — Max Gladstone
‘Thrilling suspense and action… will satisfy anyone who has ever fallen in love with a story.’ — Foreword Reviews (Starred Review)