Jack Ketchum





Jack Ketchum

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Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk -- a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself. His short story The Box won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story Gone won again in 2000 -- and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time. He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies' Night, and The Lost. ...more


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From Jack – Get ready with your questions!


I’ll be conducting a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) session on March 24 at 2:00 PM E.S.T. athttp://www.reddit.com/r/horrorlit. Feel free to stop by and ask me stuff, pertinent or im-. Anyone can view the discussion, but you’ll need an account if you wish to post questions.


The first person to ask me a question I actually answer will receive a manuscrip...

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Off Season
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,308 ratings — published 1980 — 25 editions
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The Lost
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Red
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Peaceable Kingdom
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 847 ratings — published 1994 — 12 editions
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3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 559 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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“Black coffee’s a lot like whiskey, you know? All devil and no trimmin’s. Always liked my sins pure and take it as it comes.”
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“As though all the world were a bad joke and she was the only one around who knew the punchline.”
Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door

“pain can work form the outside in.”
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