Guest authors from past Telluride Horror Shows.

Jeremy Robert Johnson

Festival Appearances: 2017, 2018, 2019

Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of the critically acclaimed Entropy in Bloom, In the River, as well as the breakthrough cult novel Skullcrack City. His fiction has been praised by The Washington Post and Publishers Weekly, authors such as David Wong, Chuck Palahniuk and Jack Ketchum, and has appeared internationally in numerous anthologies and magazines.

Joe R. Lansdale

Festival Appearance: 2016

Joe R. Lansdale, a native of East Texas, is the acclaimed author of over forty novels, three hundred short pieces of fiction and non-fiction, plays, poetry, screenplays, and graphic novels. Film adaptations of Lansdale’s work include the cult classic Bubba Ho-tep (directed by Don Coscarelli with Bruce Campbell), Cold In July, Christmas With The Dead, as well as Incident On And Off A Mountain Road for Showtime’s Masters of Horror. His popular series of crime novels, Hap and Leonard, was the basis for the hit Sundance TV series of the same name. He has written scripts for Batman The Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series, adapted the animated Son of Batman to film, as well as others. Lansdale has received countless awards for his work, including The Edgar from The Mystery Writers of America, The Spur From Western Writers of America, nine Bram Stokers from The Horror Writers Association, The Grinzani Cavour Prize, and many others. He has been awarded Grandmaster of Horror and Lifetime Achievement from the Horror Writers Association.

Kelly Link

Festival Appearance: 2019

Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and Pulitzer finalist Get in Trouble. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She and her partner Gavin J. Grant have co-edited a number of anthologies, including multiple volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and, for young adults, Steampunk! and Monstrous Affections. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press and co-edits the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. She once won a free trip around the world by answering “Because you can’t go through it” to the question “Why do you want to go around the world?" Link currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Paul Tremblay

Festival Appearance: 2018

Paul Tremblay is the award-winning and best-selling author of seven novels including The Cabin at the End of the World, A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil's Rock, and The Little Sleep. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment, and numerous “year’s best” anthologies. He has a master’s degree in mathematics and lives outside Boston with his wife and two children.

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