DF Lewis – the publisher of Nemonymous – was born in 1948 only a few miles from where he lives now on the Tendring Peninsula coast, has been married for 43 years & has a son and daughter. He attained a BA degree from Lancaster University (1966-69) and has been an insurance negotiator or office worker for most of his life. He loves reading fiction, writing fiction creatively beyond his own experience, constructively provoking people and listening to ‘classical’ music.
He has had approximately one thousand five hundred short fictions published in print from 1986 to 2000, some in hard-to-find outlets plus others in literary journals (eg: Stand, Iron, Orbis, Panurge etc.) and professional book anthologies. The latter include three volumes of ‘Best New Horror’ edited by Stephen Jones and five consecutive volumes of ‘Year’s Best Horror Stories’ edited by Karl Edward Wagner. Other titles include ‘Shadows Over Innsmouth’ (Fedogan & Bremer), ‘Horror Of The Next Millenium’ (Darkside Press), ‘Signals: London Magazine’ (Constable), ‘Cthulhu’s Heirs’ (Chaosium), ‘Touch Wood’ (Little, Brown), ‘The Ex Files’ (Quartet), ‘The Ultimate Zombie’ (Dell), ‘Horror: Another 100 Best Books’ (Carroll & Graf).
He received the British Fantasy Society Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1998.
His literary aspirations have threaded his family life and professional business career: fiction experiments in depersonalisation and seeking a unified morality from among the Synchronised Shards of Random Truth & Fiction: ‘difficult’ extrapolative empathy in the art of fiction writing: and creating/distributing the acclaimed, ground-breaking series of multi-authored anthologies entitled Nemonymous (2001 – 2010). Recently, he has embarked upon a series of internet ‘real-time reviews’ of other writers’ fiction.
As a follow-up to the ten years of Nemonymous, he published ‘The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies’ at the beginning of July 2011.
An anthology - The First Book of Classical Horror Stories - published on 2 July 2012. Another – Horror Without Victims – will appear later in 2013.
A previous book collection of DF Lewis short fiction was published as Weirdmonger – The Nemonicon (Prime Books 2003). Now out of print.
Weirdtongue – a novella by DF Lewis – was published by The InkerMen Press in 2010.
Nemonymous Night is the DF Lewis novel – a June 2011 publication by Chômu Press.
A definitive DF Lewis collection entitled ‘The Last Balcony’ - published on 1 August 2012 by the InkerMen Press. None of the stories overlap with those in ‘Weirdmonger: The Nemonicon’.
Fuller details about DFL: HERE