Starve Acre: A Journey into English Folk Horror with Andrew Michael Hurley

Explore the occult possibilities of the English landscape with Andrew Michael Hurley as he joins us on Halloween to read from his highly-anticipated new horror novel 'Starve Acre'.

Foyles Charing Cross Road, London

Thursday 31st October, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

  • Book signing
  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading


About the Event

Taking us behind the scenes of of his disquieting and devastating narrative, Andrew will invite us into Richard and Julie Willoughby’s moorland house—a home left bereft since the recent death of their young son Ewan. Convincing herself that the boy still lives with them somehow, Julie is drawn to a seemingly benevolent group of occultists known as the Beacons, while Richard begins to find a distraction from his grief in a search for a legendary oak tree in a nearby field.

Drawing on the recent revival in folk horror, Andrew will reveal the influences that shape his work, and discuss why the search for ‘ghosts’ says more about the modern world than we may wish to admit.

The event will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

Venue Information

Foyles Charing Cross Road
107 Charing Cross Road
United Kingdom

About the Book

Starve Acre
Starve Acre

Andrew Michael Hurley

Publisher:John Murray Press

Publication date:29 Oct 2019


The new novel from 'the new master of menace' (Sunday Times)