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Josh Malerman

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Josh Malerman is a New York Times-bestselling author and one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung. His debut novel, Bird Box, is the inspiration for thie hit Netflix film of the same name. His other novels include Unbury Carol and Inspection. 


  1. Shares a birthday with Amelia Earhart
  2. Is the middle child
  3. At 12, got stung on the face by a jellyfish after father convinced him the ocean was safe
  4. The Twilight Zone: The Movie was the first horror film he saw
  5. Almost always writes as horror movie soundtracks play on the record player (The Howling, Poltergeist, and Zombi 2 are great, but Creepshow is best)
  6. Wrote/performs the theme song for Showtime’s Shameless (starring William H. Macy)
  7. Has only read two books twice: William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Stephen King’s The Shining
  8. Is a member of the Detroit Zoo
  9. Lives with his wife in Ferndale, Michigan

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