Robert Aickman

Robert  Aickman

Aickman, Robert Fordyce, was born in London in 1914. From 1941 to 1957, he was married to Edith Ray Gregorson. The Inland Waterways Association was founded in 1946 by the pair, along with Tom and Angela Rolt, to protect Britain's canals. We Are the Dark, a collection of ghost stories written by Aickman and Elizabeth Jane Howard, was first published in 1951. Aickman went on to write eleven more collections of horror stories, two fantasy novels, and two autobiographies.

He also edited The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Tales for the first eight volumes. In February 1981, he passed away.