Presented by National Writers Series
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF FRIGHT
Following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Stephen King, Joe Hill brings to his novels a vigor and originality all his own.
A #1 New York Times bestselling author, his work has been highly praised by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Time Magazine and novelist Michael Kortya. Every one of his novels have been optioned by Hollywood, including Horns, which was adapted into a feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Joe Hill will appear on the City Opera House stage for a conversation with Loren Estleman, a literary treasure who has written nearly 80 books. An authority on both criminal history and the American West, Estleman is one of the most critically acclaimed authors of his generation, having received 22 national writing awards.
Hill will talk about his newest book, “Strange Weather,” a short story collection populated by a skydiver, a Silicon Valley teen, and a Florida mall cop. The book’s settings seem normal enough, but “normal” morphs into the strange and launches readers into the throes of the supernatural. Nature herself becomes a sinister and apocalyptic force.
Hill is also author of The Fireman, NOS4A2, Heart-Shaped Box, and Horns. He has earned numerous awards, including the Bram Stoker Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Eisner Award for Best Writer for the comic series Locke & Key, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez.