In 1949 Algernon Blackwood received the British Television Society Medal for Outstanding Artistic Achievement for his popular storytelling programs. A month earlier he was named a Commander of the British Empire, an honor recognizing his service as writer, storyteller, and entertainer during World War II.
“Algernon Blackwood: The Ghostly Tale’s Great Visionary.” Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone Magazine 5, no. 2 (May/June, 1985): 56-63. Written in the form of a fictitious interview, this article contains much useful information taken from Blackwood’s letters and published essays. Details his early life and development as a writer, his beliefs in spiritualism and reincarnation, and the personal experiences that were the sources of many of his stories.
Ashley, Mike. Algernon Blackwood: An Extraordinary Life. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001. (Pb. in England as Starlight Man: The Extraordinary Life of Algernon Blackwood).
Ashley, Mike. Algernon Blackwood: A Bio-Bibliography. New York: The Greenwood Press, 1987. An extensive and detailed bibliography, listing newspaper articles, stories, novels, and other writings. Provides publishing histories and various indexes and cross-references, including an index to themes and settings in the stories. An extensive secondary bibliography lists reviews, articles, and books about Blackwood and his works through 1987. Also includes a complete, thirty-three page biography.
Joshi, S. T. “Algernon Blackwood: The Expansion of Consciousness.” In The Weird Tale. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 1990. A thoughtful overview, which divides...
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