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Laird Hunt

Laird Hunt is the author of a book of short stories, mock parables and histories. He and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

Genres: Horror, Literary Fiction
   Office at Night (2014) (with Kate Bernheimer)
Anthologies edited
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2013) : Kind One

Laird Hunt recommends
How They Were Found (2010)
Matt Bell
"Fierce, unflinching, funny, How They Were Found is just the book we need right now."
The Sorrow Proper (2015)
Lindsey Drager
"The exact opposite of the seemingly endless novels published today that have so little stake...I read it with wonder, and not a little fear, and emerged from the experience feeling exhilarated."
Treeborne (2018)
Caleb Johnson
"What a marvel of a novel this is. Treeborne’s sentences are taut, its situations engrossing, its characters absolutely and indelibly engaging. Caleb Johnson’s debut is a deep-dig, history-rich, story-soaked beauty."
Beheld (2020)
TaraShea Nesbit
"Beheld breathes fresh life into a world grown still and murky beneath the scrim of legend--rife with intrigue, fractured by difference, marked by violence, and full of haunting images. With gorgeous, period-inflected prose, Nesbit takes us back to the earliest days of New England to look through the eyes and over the shoulders of historical characters both remembered and not. I read it at a gallop. What a marvel this novel is."
The Anthill (2020)
Julianne Pachico
"Julianne Pachico's brilliant and scary new novel sneaks up on you. Its whisperings grow slowly, surely more insistent, its phantoms pop out unpredictably from under beds and tables, its bevy of buried memories surge, recede, swell and roar, and the all of it harries the heart and unmoors the mind. At once a powerfully imagined reckoning with national trauma and one young woman's confrontation with considerable privilege and terrible loss, The Anthill is fiercely original. International in scope, profoundly human in its concerns, it feels like just the kind of novel we need in unsettling times."
It Will Just Be Us (2020)
Jo Kaplan
"Marvelously atmospheric, emphatically suspenseful and beautifully written, Jo Kaplan's It Will Just Be Us had my full attention from its deliciously creepy first page and kept frightening me straight through to the end."

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