Louise Blackwick is a Dutch jungian-nietzschean writer, author of many thought-provoking stories themed on "surrealism", "subjective reality" and "states of altered consciousness". She is one of the few international authors to truly belong to the "philosophical fantasy" genre.
Blackwick is particularly known as the writer of the bestseller "Vivian Amberville", a philosophical fantasy saga that follows the adventures of an orphan from Milton Keynes - England, who learns her imagination can actively reshape the fabric of reality.
Blackwick primarily considers herself a "novelist", although the erudite complexity of her work has been appraised to exceed the fiction arena. She is a long-term pupil of the psychoanalyst Carl Jung, her writing digging deep roots into jungian concepts like: "individuation", "synchronicity", "archetypes", "shadow-work" and "the collective unconscious".
For philosophical views, she draws inspiration from the giants of old - among which Nietzsche, Wagner, Goethe and Schopenhauer may hold the most resemblance. Blackwick's strong evocative style and widely provocative ideas carry that "instant classic vibe", underneath which one often uncovers layers upon layers of meaning.
For short fiction, Blackwick attributes her greatest influence to the father of surrealism André Breton, the twisted storyteller Edgar A.Poe and the existentialist Kafka. At times, she unweaves the general conventions of space and of time, bending them at odd angles into a mesmerizing and surreal dream construct.
For epic large-scale fiction, Blackwick greatly looks up to the legendary Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.
"Vivian Amberville - The Weaver of Odds", the first novel in a series of five was released in 2017 and was received with critical acclaim by a score of metacritics, most of whom have compared her narrative style with C. Paolini, J.K. Rowling and E.R. Eddison.
Upcoming books include: the science fiction novel "God is a Robot" and the much-awaited sequel "Vivian Amberville - The Book of Chaos".