From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Clive Barker (born October 5 1952) is an English author, film director and visual artist working in the horror genre. Barker was born in Liverpool, England. He studied English and philosophy at Liverpool University. Barker is one of the leading authors of contemporary horror/fantasy, writing in the horror genre early in his career, mostly in the form of short stories.
He has also worked in non-fiction, producing Clive Barker's A to Z of Horror in 1997, a BBC-TV series accompanied by a book.