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Andrew Pyper

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My new novel, THE DAMNED, about fraternal twins and near-death experience, will be published in Canada and the US by Simon & Schuster on Feb. 10, 2015. Film rights have already been sold to Legendary Pictures/Universal (Inception, Interstellar, Godzilla, the Dark Knight films). My previous novel, THE DEMONOLOGIST, was an Amazon and Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, a #1 bestseller in Canada, and won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel. The film rights have been sold to ImageMovers (Robert Zemeckis' production company) and Universal Pictures. My previous novels include THE GUARDIANS, THE KILLING CIRCLE, THE WILDFIRE SEASON and LOST GIRLS. I live in Toronto.

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Andrew Pyper Well, Charlie, that is not a bad idea! Nick and I are touring a lot together these days, and as writers of scary stories, we cannot help but do some…moreWell, Charlie, that is not a bad idea! Nick and I are touring a lot together these days, and as writers of scary stories, we cannot help but do some story spitballing now and then. We have even talked about writing a screenplay together based on an idea we cooked up in a pub the other night! So you never know...(less)
Andrew Pyper Thanks, Darryl. The hard part was not imagining the After of The Damned, but finding the place it ought to be modeled after. That took a while. When I…moreThanks, Darryl. The hard part was not imagining the After of The Damned, but finding the place it ought to be modeled after. That took a while. When I landed on Detroit - that was the Eureka moment. Not just because Detroit is a city with broad wastelands, but because of its structure: Eight Mile marks the northern border of the city, and if you count the main avenues heading south to downtown, they number nine. This lines up with the Inferno, as does the frozen center of the underworld Dante created. In Detroitès case: the Detroit River. The way Detroit and the Inferno aligned not just aesthetically but structurally was exciting and told me I had found what I was looking for. Once I had that, I just had to imagine the creepy denizens of the place and the rules of my world. The fun part, in other words.(less)
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Catherine Hi Andrew! Nice to meet you. :-)


Andrew
Hi Catherine!

Readers unite,
Andrew



Catherine Thanks for the friend request. It's funny, because not long ago I was reading about your experience at Berton House in the Writer's Trust of Canada newsletter thingy...

all the best,
Catherine


Thomas Bruso Andrew, I love your books! THE KILLING CIRCLE is mind blowing. I couldn't put it down. I too enjoyed THE GUARDIANS. I ordered THE DEMONOLOGIST and am looking forward to another great read. Keep writing!


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