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Joseph Hillström King (born June 4, 1972), better known by the pen name Joe Hill, is an American writer. His work includes the novels Heart-Shaped Box (2007), Horns (2010), NOS4A2 (2013), and The Fireman (2016); the short story collections 20th Century Ghosts (2005) and Strange Weather (2017); and the comic book series Locke & Key (2008–2013). He has won awards including Bram Stoker Awards, British Fantasy Awards, and an Eisner Award. Early life Joe Hill was born in 1972 to authors Tabitha King (née Spruce) and Stephen King. He was born and grew up in Bangor, Maine. His younger brother Owen King is also a writer. He has an older sister, Naomi King. At age 9, he appeared in the 1982 film Creepshow, directed by George A. Romero, which co-starred and was written by his father. Career Hill chose to use an abbreviated form of his middle name for his professional surname in 1997, out of a desire to succeed based solely on his own merits rather than as the son of one of the world's best-selling and most-recognized living novelists. After achieving a degree of independent success, Hill publicly confirmed his identity in 2007, the year his first novel came out, after an article the previous year in Variety reported his identity.Hill is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. He has also received the William L. Crawford award for best new fantasy writer in 2006, the A. E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize in 1999 for "Better Than Home", and the 2006 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella for "Voluntary Committal". His stories have appeared in a variety of magazines, such as "Subterranean Magazine", "Postscripts" and "The High Plains Literary Review", and in many anthologies, including "The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror" (ed. Stephen Jones) and "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" (ed. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin Grant). Hill's first book, the limited edition collection 20th Century Ghosts (published in 2005 by PS Publishing), showcases fourteen of his short stories and won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, together with the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story for "Best New Horror". In October 2007, Hill's mainstream US and UK publishers reprinted 20th Century Ghosts, without the extras published in the 2005 slipcased versions, but including one new story. Hill's first novel, Heart-Shaped Box, was published by William Morrow/HarperCollins in February, 2007 and by Victor Gollancz Ltd in UK the following month. The novel reached number eight on the New York Times bestseller list on April 1, 2007. In September, 2007, at the thirty-first Fantasycon, the British Fantasy Society awarded Hill the first ever Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award. In 2008, Hill's comic book series Locke & Key was released. The first issue, released on February 20, 2008, sold out its initial publication run in one day. A collection of the series in limited form from Subterranean Press sold out within 24 hours of being announced.Hill's second novel, Horns, was published in February 2010. A film based on the novel was released in 2014, directed by Alexandre Aja and starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple. NOS4A2, his third novel, was published in April 2013. The novel peaked at number five on the New York Times Best Seller list. Hill's fourth novel, The Fireman, was released in May 2016. It entered the New York Times Best Seller list at number one, making it his highest-ranked novel. In 2019, In the Tall Grass, co-written with his father Stephen King, was released as a Netflix Original film. Filming for the Locke & Key TV series, also by Netflix, began in the middle of January 2019 and the first season aired in February 2020. AMC began broadcasting a TV series of NOS4A2 in July 2019. The first season of Creepshow, released in September 2019, featured an adaptation of Hill's short story "By the Silver Waters of Lake Champlain".Following DC Comics's announcement in June 2019 that it would suspend publication of its Vertigo Comics imprint, they announced that Hill would oversee and share the writing for a new horror line, Hill House Comics. Hill started talking about the Hill House line in 2017 with editor Mark Doyle. The line was originally to be titled Vertigo Fall, then Joe Hill's Vertigo Fall, before eventually being renamed.Among Hill's unpublished works is one partly completed story with his father ("But Only Darkness Loves Me"), which is held with the Stephen King papers at the Special Collections Unit of the Raymond H Fogler Library at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. Personal life In 1999, Joe Hill married Leanora Legrand, whom he had met at Vassar College. They have three children together. The couple divorced in 2010. In 2018, he married British publisher Gillian Redfearn. Their twins were born in 2022. Awards "Better Than Home" (A. E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize) "Voluntary Committal" (World Fantasy Award for Best Novella) 20th Century Ghosts (Bradbury Fellowship) 20th Century Ghosts (2005 Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection) 20th Century Ghosts (2005 International Horror Guild Award for Best Collection) "Best New Horror" (2005 Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction) 20th Century Ghosts (2006 British Fantasy Award for Best Collection) 20th Century Ghosts (2006 William L. Crawford award for best new fantasy writer) "Best New Horror" (2006 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story) Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award – 2007 Heart-Shaped Box (2007 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel) Heart-Shaped Box (2008 International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel) Locke & Key (2009 British Fantasy Award for Comic/Graphic Novel) Locke & Key (2011 Eisner Award for Best Writer) Locke & Key (2012 British Fantasy Award for Comic/Graphic Novel) The Fireman (2017 Locus Award for Best Horror Novel) Strange Weather (2017 Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection) Strange Weather (2018 British Fantasy Award for Best Collection)Bibliography Novels Heart-Shaped Box (2007) Horns (2010) NOS4A2 (2013) (published as NOS4R2 in the United Kingdom) The Fireman (2016)Short stories All short stories All short stories (dates by original magazine or anthology publication): "The Lady Rests" (1997), Palace Corbie 7 "The Collaborators" (1998), Implosion 8 "Better Than Home" (1999), A. E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize Series, stand-alone chapbook "The Saved" (2001), The Clackamas Literary Review spring/summer issue "Pop Art" (2001), With Signs & Wonders, Invisible Cities Press anthology "20th Century Ghost" (2002), The High Plains Literary Review, journal's final issue "The Widow's Breakfast" (2002), The Clackamas Literary Review spring/summer issue "You Will Hear the Locust Sing" (2004), The Third Alternative 37 "Abraham's Boys" (2004), The Many Faces of Van Helsing, anthology "The Black Phone" (2004), The Third Alternative 39 "Dead-Wood" (2005), Subterranean Press February online newsletter "Last Breath" (2005), .... Discover the Joe Hill popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Joe Hill books.

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  • Little Heaven synopsis, comments

    Little Heaven

    Nick Cutter

    A “gripping and terrifying story…and one not to be missed” (Robert McCammon) from the acclaimed author of The Troop and The Deep!A trio of mismatched mercenariesMicah Shughrue, Min...

  • Later synopsis, comments


    Stephen King

    “Part detective tale, part thriller…touching and genuine.” The New York Times #1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brandnew novel about the secrets we keep buried and ...

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    The Letters of Joe Hill

    Joe Hill

    The legendary songwriter and labor rights activist reveals his personal struggles and political philosophy in this collection of letters.As a proud member of the Industrial Workers...

  • X The Unknown synopsis, comments

    X The Unknown

    Shaun Hutson

    In a quiet field in Buckinghamshire, a huge crack has appeared in the earth's surface. And people are dying. Incinerated beyond recognition. At the same time, hospitals have notice...

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    Vaughn C. Hardacker

    Algonquin legend tells of the Wendigo, an evil spirit sent to punish mankind. It can possess a person and turn them into a monstrous creature consumed by a need to eat human flesh....

  • Getting Open synopsis, comments

    Getting Open

    Tom Graham

    "A striking and honest portrait of a man overcoming racism in a place that barely acknowledged its existence." Publishers WeeklyBill Garrett was the Jackie Robinson of college bask...

  • By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain synopsis, comments

    By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain

    Joe Hill

    Little Gail London and her friend Joel Quarrel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the end of summer, when they make the find of the century: a dead plesiosaur, the size of a t...

  • The Roar of the Butterflies synopsis, comments

    The Roar of the Butterflies

    Reginald Hill

    Laidoff lathe operatorturnedprivate investigator Joe Sixsmith is suddenly very popular, and not just with the ladies. Though he doesn't know a putter from a nine iron, he's being i...

  • The Hidden People synopsis, comments

    The Hidden People

    Alison Littlewood

    A chilling Gothic mystery from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season, perfect for fans of Susan Hill, The Coffin Path and The Silent Companions...

  • I Call Upon Thee synopsis, comments

    I Call Upon Thee

    Ania Ahlborn

    A terrifying enovella from the bestselling author of The Devil Crept In, Brother, and Within These Walls.Maggie Olsen had a pretty ordinary childhoodswimming and sleepovers, movie ...

  • The Chill synopsis, comments

    The Chill

    Scott Carson

    A supernatural forceset in motion a century agothreatens to devastate New York City in this spinetingling national bestseller that “grips from the first page” (Stephen King, #1 New...

  • The Joe Hill synopsis, comments

    The Joe Hill

    Joe Hill

    Get four bonechilling novels of psychological and supernatural suspense from New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill in one ebook, including: HeartShape...

  • Flight or Fright synopsis, comments

    Flight or Fright

    Stephen King

    #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of horror Stephen King teams up with Bev Vincent of Cemetery Dance to present a terrifying collection of sixteen short stories (and ...

  • Joe Hill synopsis, comments

    Joe Hill

    Franklin Rosemont

    A monumental work, expansive in scope, covering the life, times, and culture of that most famous of the Wobbliessongwriter, poet, hobo, thinker, humorist, martyrJoe Hill. It is a j...

  • Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves and Ghosts synopsis, comments

    Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves and Ghosts

    Barbara H. Solomon & Eileen Panetta

    They are the fearful images that have stalked humanity’s nightmares for centuries, supernatural creatures that feast on flesh and haunt the soul, macabre and uncanny beings that fr...

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    The Everything American Government Book

    Nick Ragone

    Understand everything you need to know about our democratic systemfrom the Constitution to presentday electionswith The Everything American Government Book.If the confusion followi...

  • The Language of Dying synopsis, comments

    The Language of Dying

    Sarah Pinborough

    From the Number One bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES comes a beautiful, harrowing, heartbreaking story, filled with exquisite truths.'A beautiful story, honestly told' Neil G...

  • In the Valley of the Sun synopsis, comments

    In the Valley of the Sun

    Andy Davidson

    A finalist for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel.Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with f...

  • Joe Hill synopsis, comments

    Joe Hill

    Wallace Stegner

    Blending fact with fiction in this masterful historical novel, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner retells the story of Joe Hillthe Wobbly bard and labor ...

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    Nicholas Pileggi

    Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hillthe workingclass Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the w...

  • Ghostwritten synopsis, comments


    Ronald Malfi

    Four brandnew horror novellas from “a modernday Algernon Blackwood” all about books, stories, manuscripts – the written word has never had sharper teeth…BOOKS CAN BE DEADLY Fr...

  • Speaking Truth to Power synopsis, comments

    Speaking Truth to Power

    Anita Hill

    Twentsix years before the #metoo movement, Anita Hill sparked a national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace when she testified against Clarence Thomas.After her ...

  • Mob Girl synopsis, comments

    Mob Girl

    Teresa Carpenter

    From the Pulitzer Prizewinning reporter and author of Missing Beauty comes a fascinating inside look at the mafia.Growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York Cit...

  • The Devil Crept In synopsis, comments

    The Devil Crept In

    Ania Ahlborn

    An unforgettable horror novel from bestselling sensation Ania Ahlbornhailed as a writer of “some of the most promising horror I’ve encountered in years” (New York Times bestselling...

  • Double Feature synopsis, comments

    Double Feature

    Owen King

    SAM DOLAN is a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film. He has a difficult relationship with his father, Bmovie actor Booth Do...

  • Straight Outta Crawley synopsis, comments

    Straight Outta Crawley

    Romesh Ranganathan

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERStraight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.'Very, very funny. I can't recommend it highly enou...

  • Remembering Kobe Bryant synopsis, comments

    Remembering Kobe Bryant

    Sean Deveney & Jerry West

    Let Stephen Curry, Charles Barkley, Grant Hill, Reggie Miller, and more, tell you what it was like to take the floor against one of the Greatest of All Time. With a Foreword by Jer...

  • Black Mouth synopsis, comments

    Black Mouth

    Ronald Malfi

    A group of friends return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they first stumbled on as teenagers in this mesmerising odyssey of terror.An atmospheric, haunting pageturner fr...

  • Where They Wait synopsis, comments

    Where They Wait

    Scott Carson

    “Where They Wait is so readable, you’ll be a couple of hundred pages in before you realize you’re terrified…and then you can’t put it down. Mesmerizing.” Stephen King“Tense and twi...

  • In the Tall Grass synopsis, comments

    In the Tall Grass

    Stephen King

    Now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix!Mile 81 meets “N.” in this novella collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill. As USA TODAY said of Stephen King’s Mile 81: “Pa...

  • Body Surfing synopsis, comments

    Body Surfing

    Dale Peck

    From one of America's most acclaimed writers, a startling and visionary novel about a race of demons who inhabit humans and wreak havoc on the lives of two smalltown boys. In a sm...

  • Legends of Winter Hill synopsis, comments

    Legends of Winter Hill

    Jay Atkinson

    “At McCain Investigations, I’d be sent looking for people who didn’t want to be found, following guys who didn’t want to be followed, and entering neighborhoods where I was not at ...

  • The Loop synopsis, comments

    The Loop

    Jeremy Robert Johnson

    The year’s most brutal, cinematic thrill ride is also one of its most critically acclaimed novels. Dazed and Confused meets 28 Days Later in this “wickedly entertaining,” (Kirkus R...

  • The Lady in the Looking Glass synopsis, comments

    The Lady in the Looking Glass

    Virginia Woolf

    'People should not leave lookingglasses hanging in their rooms any more than they should leave open cheque books or letters confessing some hideous crime.''If she concealed so much...

  • When a Stranger Comes to Town synopsis, comments

    When a Stranger Comes to Town

    Michael Koryta

    ANTHONY AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST ANTHOLOGYIncluding NYT bestselling author Michael Connelly’s story “Avalon,” soon to be adapted for television by David E. Kelley.  "The v...

  • Throttle synopsis, comments


    Joe Hill & Stephen King

    Inspired by Richard Matheson's classic "Duel," "Throttle," by Joe Hill and Stephen King, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle out...

  • Skitter synopsis, comments


    Ezekiel Boone

    "A globehopping, seriously creepy read." Publishers Weekly Ezekiel Boone follows up his terrifying debut thriller The Hatching with Skitter, where it is revealed that though the fi...

  • Come With Me synopsis, comments

    Come With Me

    Ronald Malfi

    A masterful, heartpalpitating novel of smalltown horror and psychological dread from a Bram Stoker nominee."Malfi is a modernday Algernon Blackwood... I'm gonna be talking about th...

  • Master and Man and Other Stories synopsis, comments

    Master and Man and Other Stories

    Leo Tolstoy, Ronald Wilks & Paul Foote

    The ten stories collected in this volume demonstrate Tolstoy's artistic prowess displayed over five decades experimenting with prose styles and drawing on his own experiences with...

  • No Holding Back synopsis, comments

    No Holding Back

    Michael Holding

    The autobiography of West Indies fastbowling legend turned Sky pundit, Michael Holding, author of the awardwinning Why We Kneel, How We RiseAs one of the fastest bowlers the world ...

  • The Troop synopsis, comments

    The Troop

    Nick Cutter

    WINNER OF THE JAMES HERBERT AWARD FOR HORROR WRITING“The Troop scared the hell out of me, and I couldn’t put it down. This is oldschool horror at its best.” Stephen KingOnce every ...