Originally from the Wirral, Will Maclean has been fascinated by ghost stories since he was a child, and has been writing them almost as long as he can remember. He’s written for television professionally since 2006, during which time he’s worked as a scriptwriter for people as varied as Alexander Armstrong, Miranda Hart, Al Murray and Tracey Ullman. As well as comedy, he’s also written extensively for children’s television, where he’s been an integral part of writing teams that have picked up two BAFTAs and an International Emmy. His first love is books, and he particularly enjoys reading scary or weird fiction. He lives in London with his wife and young daughter.
Books by Will Maclean
Interviews with Will Maclean
'The Same Dog' in Cold Hand in Mine
by Robert Aickman
'Home' in Dark Tales
by Shirley Jackson
'Animals' in You Should Come With Me Now
by M. John Harrison
'The Book' in The Virago Book of Ghost Stories
by Margaret Irwin
'Blind Man's Buff' in The Oxford Book of 20th-Century Ghost Stories
by H. Russell Wakefield
If you love to get scared silly then we have reading recommendations for you. Will Maclean, author of the unsettling new novel The Apparition Phase, selects the best ghost stories to read at Halloween, including writing from the queen of screams Shirley Jackson, and a four-page, pitch-black nightmare that might just be the perfect ghost story.