Martin Llewellyn and George Walker: Creating Necronomicon

Are you a fan of H. P. Lovecraft's work or Cthulhu Mythos? Join us for a talk with Martin Llewellyn and George Walker about Necronomicon: A Manual for Corpse Eating.

Llewellyn's book is about Abdullah Alhazred, the author of The Necronomicon, a fictional occult text invented by H. P. Lovecraft. In this tale, Llewellyn explores the bizarre medical, ritualistic and occult practices of Alhazred, his attempts to communicate with the Elder Gods, discover ways to extend the human lifespan, and his descent into insanity and depravity.

Necronomicon: A Manual for Corpse Eating was published as a fine press, limited edition book by George Walker and Biting Dog Press in 2019. Each copy includes a woodblock print by Walker.

Following the talk, Llewellyn and Walker will do a live Q&A.

This free event will be held in the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy on the third floor of Lillian H. Smith Branch.

No registration or ticket is required. Everyone is welcome.

Martin Llewellyn earned his doctorate at King's College in London, England. His first novel, House of the Missing, was published in 2014.

George A. Walker is an award-winning wood engraver and book artist. He has crafted beautiful books of Alice in Wonderland, stories by Neil Gaiman, and biographies of Canadian icons and celebrities.