From 14th to 22nd of November, there is a Lovecraft-festival in Gothenburg, to celebrate the 90-year-jubilee of when Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) first created the fictitious character Chtulhu. The American writer H.P. Lovecraft wrote mainly short stories in the horror genre, so-called Gothic literature. As a child he was interested in science as reflected in his novels. In the Chtulhu Mythos Series Lovecraft depicts ordinary human encounters with extraterrestrial beings and in other novels he portrays also other kinds of frightening phenomenon.
It is above all at the Gothenburg City Library, at the youth department Dynamo the festival will take place. It will be celebrated through film workshops, visit by the Lovecraft-inspired author Anders Fager, improvisational theater and more. To get in the mood for the festival, please borrow a book by Lovecraft! Among the school library shelves, you can for example find and borrow:
Lovecraft, H. P.: The HP Lovecraft Omnibus 2 : Dagon and other Macabre Tales (1985, c1965)
Lovecraft, H. P.: The Call of Chtulhu and Other Weird Stories (1999)
Lovecraft, H. P.: Necronomicon (1980, c1977)
Did you know that the American heavy metal band Metallica did a song inspired by Lovecraft‘s The Call of Chtulhu? They performed it live in Gothenburg in 2011.