Thomas Olde Heuvelt's picture

Thomas Olde Heuvelt

When Olde Heuvelt was three, his father died, and his mother raised him and his sister alone. Since 2007 he lives downtown in 's Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch).

Olde Heuvelt took courses in writing and graphical design at the Utrecht School of Arts, after which he studied American Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He also attended the University of Ottawa in Canada, taking courses including "Fiction of Horror" and "Witchcraft, Magic and the Occult Tradition." When he was sixteen, he began to write the manuscript of what would become his debut novel, De Onvoorziene, which was published when he was nineteen by Dutch publisher Intes International and released in September, 2002. Two years and various enthusiastic reviews later, his second novel PhantasAmnesia, a supernatural thriller which combines horror with humor and satire, was published.

Thomas Olde Heuvelt is a prodigy of the fantastic genre in The Netherlands. He has been Guest of Honor at all the major fantasy festivals and conventions in The Netherlands and Belgium and his stories and essays have appeared in various anthologies and magazines.In 2004 he won the debut prize in the Paul Harland short storycontest. He was a jury member in the Unleash Award contest several times and was asked to be an editor for the anthology 'DuistereParels', for which he also wrote the foreword.

The author is also a member of the Horror Writers Association.

Besides being a writer, Thomas Olde Heuvelt is a passionate mountain climber and guitar player.

Genres: Horror
   Hex (2016)
   Echo (2022)
   Oracle (2024)
Novellas and Short Stories
Thomas Olde Heuvelt recommends
Boys in the Valley (2023)
Philip Fracassi
"Boys in the Valley is cruel, creepy, and keeps the pedal to the metal. An unrelenting and highly entertaining show of horrors."
Old Country (2022)
Harrison Query and Matt Query
"What started as the spookiest of tales on Reddit--I should know, as I love them--sparked a tour-de-force of a novel that perfectly renders the tensions of living in isolation and the unforgiving passage of the seasons of the natural world. On top of that, OLD COUNTRY delivers an unyielding sense of dread and suspense. I can't wait for more from the Query brothers."
Sundial (2022)
Catriona Ward
"This novel is reminiscent of the best of Shirley Jackson and Joyce Carol Oates, and I cannot think of higher praise."
Bad Man (2018)
Dathan Auerbach
"A shattering and frightening novel about loss, obsession, and the horrors you unravel when you dig too deep. Dathan Auerbach has written my favorite book of the year."

Visitors also looked at these authors

About Fantastic Fiction       Information for Authors