VJ Books Presents Author Joe R. Lansdale!
Joe R. Lansdale (born April 13, 1943) is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short
stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and
collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written
for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work
has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has
edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies.
He has received the Edgar
Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime
Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize
for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot
Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others.
His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring
Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story "Incident On and Off a
Mountain Road" was adapted to film for Showtime's "Masters of Horror." He is Writer In Residence at
Stephen F. Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial
arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan
Family System. He is a member of both the United States and
International Martial Arts Halls of Fame.
Joe Lansdale's novel Cold in July was filmed and directed by Jim Mickle and scripted by Nick Damici. It starred Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, and Sam Shepard. Sundance TV developed his Hap and Leonard series for TV and in March it begins its second season, starring James Purefoy and Michael C. Williams.
He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas
with his wife, dog, and two cats.