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Monstrous Alterations

In this new collection from Shirley Jackson Award-winning author Christopher Barzak, discover stories where fairy tales, gothic narratives, and classic monster stories are transformed into new wonders.

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Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Award winning novel, One for Sorrow, which was recently made into the Sundance Feature Film, Jamie Marks is Dead. His second novel, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula and James Tiptree Awards. His third novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, won the Stonewall Honor Award. He is also the author of Birds and Birthdays, a collection of surrealist fantasy stories, and Before and Afterlives, a collection of supernatural fantasies, which won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Single-Author Collection. His most recent novel is, The Gone Away Place. He grew up in rural Ohio, has lived in a southern California beach town, the capital of Michigan, and has taught English in suburban and rural communities outside of Tokyo, Japan, where he lived for two years. Currently he teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University.

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  • Kirkus Review of Monstrous Alterations

    Kirkus Review of Monstrous Alterations

    Another review of Monstrous Alterations has come in, this time from Kirkus Reviews, which had this to say about the book: Barzak’s lyrical short story collection reimagines fairy tales and other classic stories. The adaptations draw on children’s classics such as Brothers Grimm fairy tales, J.M. Barrie’s stories of Peter Pan, and L. Frank Baum’s The… Read more

  • Publishers Weekly Review of Monstrous Alterations

    Publishers Weekly Review of Monstrous Alterations

    I hope everyone out there is doing well. I just wanted to post this review of Monstrous Alterations from Publishers Weekly here, if you’re not following me on one of my socials. It’s made me a very happy writer. I hope if you’ve purchased the collection, and if you’ve begun reading it, that you’re enjoying… Read more

  • Monstrous Alterations Giveaway

    Monstrous Alterations Giveaway

    Long time, no blog post. Hello, if you’ve found yourself here after not visiting for a while. I just wanted to let readers know that my next book, Monstrous Alterations, is being released on September 8th, 2023, from Lethe Press. Right now you can pre-order the book from the publisher directly (feel free to click… Read more

  • The Gone Away Place

    The Gone Away Place

    It’s been forever and a few days since I last posted anything on my website, but I wanted to make sure to note that today my new novel, The Gone Away Place, releases from Knopf Books for Young Readers. I’m excited as always to have a new book go out into the world, where it will… Read more

  • Wonders of the Invisible World paperback giveaway

    Wonders of the Invisible World paperback giveaway

    There’s a giveaway for trade paperback copies of my Stonewall Honor award winning novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, at Goodreads for the month of October. Click over through the link below to enter for a chance. Goodreads Book Giveaway Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak Giveaway ends October 29, 2016. See the… Read more

  • Signed Copies of Wonders of the Invisible World

    Signed Copies of Wonders of the Invisible World

    In just less than two weeks, my new novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, will be released. I’m incredibly excited for this book to find its way to readers. The local book launch event for the book will be held at Barnes and Nobles in Boardman, Ohio on September 11th, at 7 PM, where I’ll give… Read more

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