Ian Haydn Smith is a London-based writer. He is the update editor on 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and is the editor of BFI Filmmakers Magazine and Curzon Magazine. Ian is also the author of Selling the Movie: The Art of the Film Poster, The Short Story of Photography and Cult Filmmakers. Kristelle Rodeia is a freelance illustrator based in Paris. After studying Plastic Arts and Graphic Design, she is now a full time illustrator working in a mixture of pen, ink and digital drawings. Previous clients include Stylist, Veneta Bottega and Erratum. Kristelle is the illustrator for White Lion Publishings Cult Artists, Cult Filmmakers, Cult Musicians and Cult Writers.
A bibliophiles delight, Cult Writers: 50 Nonconformist Novelists You Need to Know is an inherently fascinating and informative book to browse through. * Midwest Book Review * Regardless of one's knowledge of any of the 50 writers discussed, Cult Writers is intriguing and informative. * New York Journal of Books * Cult Writers is an entertaining introduction to the weird and wonderful world of literature. * BookTrib * A survey of idolized literati from an array of styles, backgrounds, and philosophies, Smith's compendium includes the usual suspects one expects from a work on cult writers-Kurt Vonnegut, J. R. R. Tolkien, Francoise Sagan, Cormac McCarthy, Djuna Barnes, Ken Kesey, Ayn Rand-plus a few quirks, accompanied by illustrations by Kristelle Rodeia. * Booklist * For the reader who wants to dig deeper into quality writing, or the bibliophile looking to branch out into new genres, Cult Writers is an inviting source to decide what to read next. * PopMatters *