The Dark Word Returns! Season 2 Kicks off with Josh Malerman

Writer of Bird Box, singer of The High Strung sits down with Philip Fracassi

Josh Malerman (Photo: Allison Laakko)

Josh Malerman is a New York Times bestselling author and one of two singer-songwriters for the rock band The High Strung. His debut novel, Bird Box, is the inspiration for the hit Netflix film of the same name. His other novels include Unbury Carol, Inspection, A House at the Bottom of a Lake, and Malorie, the sequel to Bird Box.Malerman’s new book, Daphne, comes out today, Sept. 20, 2022, and you can buy that book (and all books!) at the Book House, which is Book and Film Globe’s bookstore. Shop online or confound the authorities by actually visiting our actual physical store in Millburn, NJ, where you can buy books from all authors featured on The Dark Word and the Book and Film Globe podcasts.

Malerman lives in Michigan with his fiancée, the artist-musician Allison Laakko. We’ve covered him before so check out this interview and more. And don’t miss an episode of The Dark Word, the world’s premiere podcast about horror writing and the creative forces behind them.

Josh also gives a plug to a romance podcast on which he recently appears and reveals a genre convention invisible to others — the number of flames depicted on the cover signals the precise level of raunchiness. Who knew!

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Philip Fracassi

Philip Fracassi, an author and screenwriter, lives in Los Angeles, California. His short stories have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Best Horror of the Year, Dark Discoveries, Cemetery Dance, Lovecraft eZine, and Strange Aeons among others. He is the author of the award-winning story collection, Behold the Void.

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