Chatting With Sherri welcomes back talented author; Nicholas Diak!
Nicholas Diak is a pop culture scholar who specializes in Italian genre cinema, contemporary sword and sandal films, industrial music, 80s retroism, and H. P. Lovecraft studies. His first book, The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s, was published in late 2017 while his second book, co-edited with Michele Brittany, Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays is slated to be published later this year.
He has contributed essays to a variety of websites and journals, along with chapters to the academic books James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy, Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre, Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series and a chapter in an upcoming untitled anthology on Westworld. Along with Michele Brittany, he is a co-creator and co-chair of the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference which is part of the Horror Writers Association's yearly StokerCon event.
Aside from writing, Nicholas enjoys cooking, retrogaming, pinup and tiki culture, and is a contributor to the Exotica Moderne lifestyle magazine. Along with Michele, he lives in Orange, CA with two cats, Algernon and Cecily.