Josh Malerman

Literary Crossover/Horror

How They Came to Us

Kristin’s Hollywood entertainment attorney sent Josh her way. She remembers getting the email with the book description of BIRD BOX and thinking, “Really? He thinks this is right for me?” Luckily her attorney was right. She was visiting her mother down in Florida, so she actually read the novel while sitting on the beach admiring the ocean. The novel is so terrifying, it might have been the only place she could have read it without being kept awake at night.



  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. Sings for the rock n’ roll band The High Strung
  7. Wrote/performs the theme song for Showtime’s Shameless (starring William H. Macy)
  8. Has only read two books twice: William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Stephen King’s The Shining
  9. Is a member of the Detroit Zoo
  10. Lives with his fianceé (whose head he recently shaved) in Royal Oak, Michigan

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Bird Box

Black Mad Wheel


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