JOE R. LANSDALE
Guest of Honour
JOE R. LANSDALE lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, with his wife, Karen. He is the author of more than thirty novels and twenty short story collections, with over two hundred short stories, articles, essays and stage plays to his credit. Best known for his popular “Hap Collins and Leonard Pine” series of mystery novels (including Savage Season, Mucho Mojo, Two-Bear Mambo, Bad Chili, Captains Outrageous and Devil Red) and the “Drive-In” horror series (The Drive-In: A “B” Movie with Blood and Popcorn Made in Texas, The Drive-In 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels, The Drive-In: A Double-Feature and The Drive-In: The Bus Tour), his other novels include Act of Love, Dead in the West, Magic Wagon, The Nightrunners, Tarzan: The Lost Adventure, The Bottoms, Zeppelins West, All the Earth Thrown to the Sky and Edge of Dark Water.
His short stories are collected in By Bizarre Hands, Bestsellers Guaranteed, Writers of the Purple Rage, High Cotton, Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories, God of the Razor and Other Stories and Deadman’s Road, and he has edited numerous anthologies, including Razord Saddles (with Pat Lobrutto), Dark at Heart (with Karen Lansdale), The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners, Retro-Pulp Tales, Lords of the Razor, Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard and Crucified Dreams.
Joe has also written numerous comic books, graphic novels and animated TV series, his novella Bubba Ho-Tep was made into a cult favourite movie by director Don Coscarelli in 2002, and his story ‘Incident On and Off a Mountain Road’ was filmed for Showtime Network’s Masters of Horror series. He has received numerous awards for his work, including The British Fantasy Award, the Edgar for Best Crime novel, eight HWA Bram Stoker Awards, The Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the “Shot in the Dark” International Crime Writer’s Award, The Sugarpulp Prize for Grandmaster of Crime Fiction, The Herodotus Award for Best Historical Crime fiction, the Golden Lion Award, the Booklist Editor’s Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, a New York Times Notable Book Award and The Grandmaster award from The Horror Writer’s Association. Without a doubt, he’s got the most decorated mantle in all of Nacogdoches!
Joe R. Lansdale is the Founder/Grandmaster of Shen Chuan, Martial Science, and he is Writer in Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University. For more information about Joe, check out his website: www.joerlansdale.com