Paul StJohn Mackintosh

Writing * Poetry * Dark Fiction * Weird * Fantastic * Horror * Fantasy * Science Fiction * Literature

Books, articles, film

Book Publications:


Black Propaganda

Black Propaganda, Henrik Harksen Productions, May 2016

The Musical Box of Wonders








The Musical Box of Wonders, Henrik Harksen Productions, April 2011

Eldritch Horrors Dark Tales








‘The People of the Island’, published in Eldritch Horrors: Dark Tales, Henrik Harksen Productions, 2010


Corzi Superstrings








Corzi/Superstrings, by Dinu Flamand (translation with Olga Dunca), Ideea Europeana, Bucharest, 2007


Utamakura, exhibition catalogue (translation and guide, with John Tran), Asuka Historical Museum, Japan, 1998


The Golden Age








The Golden Age, Bellew Books, London, 1997


“Devil Lake,” Finalist, Gate Theatre/Allied Domecq Dramatic Translation Contest (translation with M. Sugiyama), 1997


Nip the Buds Shoot the Kids









Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids, by Kenzaburo Oe [1994 Nobel Prize] (translation with M. Sugiyama), Marion Boyars, London/NY, 1995; paperback Grove Press / Picador, 1996 – winner of Japan Festival Award, 1995


The Poems of Nakahara Chuya









The Poems of Nakahara Chuya (translation with M. Sugiyama), Gracewing, Leominster, 1993


Magazine/newspaper/online publication:

TeleRead – writing daily articles

Numerous articles published in various periodicals and portals, including Strange Horizons, See The Elephant, Necronomicum, Times Literary Supplement, Financial Times, The Independent, Media Magazine, History Today, Arts of Asia, Japan Forum, Career Times Hong Kong, Literary Review, London Magazine, Insight Japan, Daruma, Tokyo Journal, Journal of the Japan Society, Agenda, In Other Words, A Broad Scot, and elsewhere.

Poems published in Snakeskin, Contemporary Review, First Time, Envoi, Verse, Illuminations, Fatchance.


Film work:

Executive producer, ‘Vosho Bushalo’, 2008; part of The Experimental Witch compilation film created by Paulo Coelho, one of 14 winning entries in final screen version

Writer and executive producer, ‘The Dream of the Butterfly‘, 2009; I SHOT HONG KONG Film Festival 2009, finalist



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