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Jack Ketchum

(Dallas William Mayr)
USA (1946 - )

aka Jerzy Livingston

Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk. He is also 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, an updating of the Sawney Beane story, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He has always wondered what they would think of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. His short story THE BOX won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from HWA.
Non fiction
Turning Japanese:: Articles, 1997 to 2007, for Asian Cult Cinema
Anthologies containing stories by Jack Ketchum
Fear ItselfVampire DetectivesThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual CollectionDarkside: Horror for the Next Millennium
Night ScreamsThe UFO Files
Short stories
To Suit the Crime (1992)
The Box (1994)Bram Stoker
I'd Give Anything for You (1994) (with Edward Lee)
The Rose (1994)
Redemption (1995)
Snakes (1995)
The Turning (1995)
If Memory Serves (1996)
Love Letters from the Rain Forest (1996) (with Edward Lee)
Amid the Walking Wounded (1998)
Masks (1999) (with Edward Lee)
Right to Life [short story] (1999)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Gone (2000)Bram Stoker (nominee)

Bram Stoker Best Short story winner (1995) : The Box
Bram Stoker nominee (2000) : Right to Life [short story]
Bram Stoker Best Short story nominee (2001) : Gone
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Lost

Jack Ketchum recommends
Fever 42
Fever 42 (2002)
Christopher Fahy
"Chris Fahy has done some extraordinary things here...a ride that fundamentally makes you worry for your own strange trajectory.."
Dismember (2010)
Daniel Pyle
"A fast-paced grindhouse-movie of a book. The late Richard Laymon would have been grinning ear to ear."

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