Nathan Ballingrud in Conversation with Paul Tremblay

About the Books

Wounds: Six Stories From the Border of Hell is an entrancing, gripping, and utterly terrifying collection of six stories including the novella, "The Visible Filth," which unravels the eerie dread that descends upon a New Orleans dive bartender after a cell phone is left behind in a rollicking bar fight. The story has been adapted into a feature film, Wounds, which stars Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, and Zazie Beetz, and will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January, in teh coveted midnight showing on Saturday. The film is directed by Babak Anvari, distributed by Annapurna Pictures, and is in theaters starting March 29, 2019.

In The Cabin at the End of the World, seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. 

About the Authors

Nathan Ballingrud was born in Massachusetts in 1970, but spent most of his life in the South. He studied literature at teh University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the University of New Orleans. Among other things, he has been a cook on oil rigs and barges, a waiter, and a bartender in New Orleans. His fiction has been awarded the Shirley Jackson Award, and he has been a finalist for the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy awards. He now lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book awards and is the author of The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil's Rock, A Head Full of Ghosts, and the crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland. 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 Weekly online, and numerous year's-best anthologies. He has a master's degree in mathematics and lives outside Boston with his family.


Event date: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
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