American psychiatrist who became full-time writer, publisher, and editor of horror fiction. Born 12 Dec. 1945 in Knoxville, Tenn.; died 30 Sept. 1994 in Chapel Hill, N.C. His works include novels featuring his anti-hero Kane, e.g. Darkness weaves with many shades (1970), Bloodstone (1975), Dark crusade (1976), and Night winds (1978); four collections of horror stories, In a lonely place (1983) and Why not you and I? (1987), Unthreatened by the morining light (1989), and Exorcisms and ecstasies (1997); and other works. He was also editor of The year's best horror stories (vol. 7-22) and founder of Carcosa Press. He won the August Derleth Award (1975, 1977) and Bram Stoker Award (1998), and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. For further details see biographical essay by Kenneth R. Shepard in Contemporary authors online; for his publications (as author, editor, and publisher) see Scott F. Wyatt and Stephen Jones, "Karl Edward Wagner: a working bibliography of English language first editions", in Karl Edward Wagner, Exorcisms and ecstasies (Minneapolis, Minn.: Fedogan & Bremer, 1997).
From the description of Karl Edward Wagner papers, ca. 1970-1994. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 549566885