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Author Brian KeeneBrian Keene was born on September 22, 1967. He grew up in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia and many of his books take place in these locales. He served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy aboard an LPD. After his enlistment ended, Keene worked a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer.

Keene is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His novels have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more.

In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman.

Several of Keene's novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option. Keene also serves as Executive Producer for the independent film studio Drunken Tentacle Productions.

Keene also oversees Maelstrom, his own small press publishing imprint specializing in collectible limited editions, via Thunderstorm Books.

Keene has won numerous awards and honors, including the 2014 World Horror Grandmaster Award, 2001 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction, 2003 Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, 2004 Shocker Award for Book of the Year, and Honors from United States Army International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) 509th Logistics Fuels Flight.

A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania.

Brian Keene Book List and Awards
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Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 2016 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Brian Keene Bibliography

The Rising Series

  1. The Rising
  2. City of the Dead
  3. The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World
  4. The Rising: Deliverance

The Levi Stoltzfus Series

  1. Dark Hallow
  2. Ghost Walk
  3. A Gathering of Crows
  4. Last of the Albawitches

The Lost Level Series

  1. The Lost Level

The Earthworm Gods Series

  1. Earthworm Gods
  2. Earthworm Gods II: Deluge
  3. Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes from the End of the World


  • Alone
  • An Occurence in Crazy Bear Valley
  • The Cage
  • The Damned Highway
  • Darkness on the Edge of Town
  • Dead Sea
  • Entombed
  • Ghoul
  • The Girl on the Glider
  • Jack's Magic Beans
  • Kill Whitey
  • King of the Bastards (written with Steven Shrewsbury)
  • Scratch
  • Shades
  • Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road (written with Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum, Bryan Smith, J.F. Gonzalez, Wrath James White, Nate Southard, Shane McKenzie, and Ryan Harding)
  • Sundancing
  • Take the Long Way Home
  • Tequila's Sunrise
  • Terminal
  • Urban Gothic
  • Pressure

Short Story Collections

  • 4x4 (written with Geoff Cooper, Mike Oliveri, and Michael T. Huyck Jr.)
  • A Conspiracy of One
  • A Little Silver Book of Streetwise Stories
  • Apocrypha
  • Blood on the Page: The Complete Short Fiction Vol. 1
  • Fear of Gravity
  • No Rest At All
  • No Rest for the Wicked
  • Unhappy Endings
  • Where We Live and Die


  • Leader of the Banned
  • The New Fear
  • Running with the Devil
  • Sympathy for the Devil
  • Trigger Warnings

As Editor

  • The Best of Horrorfind
  • The Best of Horrorfind II
  • In Delirium
  • New Dark Voices
  • New Dawn
  • Operation Ice Bat

Miscellany & Chapbooks

  • A Field Guide to the 13 (written with Mark Sylva)
  • The Crane House (written with Kealan Patrick Burke, Al Sarrantonio, Rick Hautala, Bev Vincent, Brian Freeman, James A. Moore, James Newman, Ronald Kelly, Norman Prentiss, and Ray Garton)
  • Dark Hearts
  • Diamond Mozzarella (Tom Piccirilli audio-book, read by Brian Keene)
  • Dust/Divorcing the Dead (written with Kelli Owen)
  • Fast Zombies Suck
  • Halves
  • Killing Stages
  • Libra Nigrum Scientia Secreta (written with J.F. Gonzalez)
  • Looking Glass (written with Joe Hill, Tim Lebbon, Tom Piccirilli, John Skipp, Bev Vincent, Al Sarrantonio, Gary Braunbeck, Thomas Monteleone, Ray Garton, Dominick Cancilla, Kealan Patrick Burke and Robert Morrish)
  • Redemption (written with Shane Ryan Staley)
  • The Resurrection and the Life
  • The Rise and Fall of Babylon (written with John Urbancik)
  • The Rising: Necrophobia (written with Mike Oliveri, John Urbancik, and Brett McBean)
  • Stone Tears
  • Talking Smack
  • Terminal: The Play (written with Roy C. Booth)

Note: To see a list of Keene's Comic Books and Graphic Novels, please see his website at

Brian Keene Awards

  • 2001 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
  • 2003 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel
  • 2004 Shocker Award for Non-Fiction
  • 2014 World Horror Grand Master Award

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