On episode 28 of the show, I spoke with horror author Nathan Ballingrud, whose debut collection of short fiction, NORTH AMERICAN LAKE MONSTERS, won the Shirley Jackson award and was shortlisted for the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker awards.
In the interview, we discussed:
- how horror can be the “devil’s advocate of literature”;
- living in New Orleans;
- being a single dad;
- his new novella, THE VISIBLE FILTH;
- the classic story, THE MONKEY’S PAW;
- the subtle anxiety the accompanies cell phone ownership.
About our Guest:
Nathan Ballingrud is an American writer of horror and dark fantasy. His first book, the short story collection North American Lake Monsters, was published in 2013 by Small Beer Press to great acclaim, including winning the Shirley Jackson Award and being shortlisted for the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker awards. He lives in Asheville, NC, with his daughter.