Lisa Grimm: an interview with a ghostlore collector
Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a scholar at Cambridge University. They were designed to be read aloud to a group for entertainment. Lisa, who lives in Seattle, is a trained librarian but no longer works in libraries. Aside from books, her other passions are craft beer and travel, and her website offers more on these subjects. He wrote a number of collections, including Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904), More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1911), A Thin Ghost and Others (1919), and A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (1925). Among the authors mentioned by Lisa is MR James, who is famous for his ghost stories. Our latest edition of the Behind the Bookshelves podcast features an interview with Lisa Grimm (pictured), who is a collector of books about ghostlore, general folklore and weird fiction. A selection of Lisa Grimm’s ghostlore books
Haunted East Anglia by Joan Forman – one of Lisa’s exciting discoveries
A selection of Lisa’s early printings of Rider Haggard books Brought up in St Louis, Lisa has also lived in the UK. A typical “Jamesian” tale often includes the discovery of an old book or another old object that usually creates a world of supernatural trouble for someone. She tweets as @lisagrimm. In some respects, he modernized the ghost story format.
First editions of MR James’ Ghost Stories of an Antiquary – books Lisa would like to own.