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Josh Malerman

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91: Josh Malerman Live!

The Laydown

Did you miss our in-store event with Josh Malerman and Bookseller Ryan? Don't worry, we recorded it! Listen to the live audio of the event here, or watch the video over on our YouTube channel! Pick up a signed copy of Daphne!


18 Oct 2022

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The Dark Word Returns! #13: Josh Malerman

The Dark Word

Josh Malerman is a New York Times bestselling author and one of two singer-songwriters for the rock band The High Strung. His debut novel, Bird Box, is the inspiration for the hit Netflix film of the same name. His other novels include Unbury Carol, Inspection, A House at the Bottom of a Lake, and Malorie, the sequel to Bird Box.Malerman’s new book, Daphne, comes out today, Sept. 20, 2022, and you can buy that book (and all books!) at the Book House, which is Book and Film Globe’s bookstore. Shop online or confound the authorities by actually visiting our actual physical store in Millburn, NJ, where you can buy books from all authors featured on The Dark Word and the Book and Film Globe podcasts.Malerman lives in Michigan with his fiancée, the artist-musician Allison Laakko. We’ve covered him before so check out this interview and more. And don’t miss an episode of The Dark Word, the world’s premiere podcast about horror writing and the creative forces behind them.Josh also gives a plug to a romance podcast on which he recently appears and reveals a genre convention invisible to others — the number of flames depicted on the cover signals the precise level of raunchiness. Who knew!


20 Sep 2022

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The one where NYT Bestseller Josh Malerman talks basketball and Daphne.

Writers, Ink: Your backstage pass to the world's most prolific authors

Bestseller Josh Malerman makes his third appearance on the podcast with Daphne. His latest paranormal thriller, he uses expert character development and scarily accurate depictions of anxiety to make the novel truly come alive. Josh is a NYT bestselling author well known for his debut novel, Bird Box, which was adapted for film by Netflix. To preorder Daphne, which releases tomorrow, follow the link below. From Amazon.com: Josh Malerman is a New York Times best selling author and one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung, whose song "The Luck You Got" can be heard as the theme song to the Showtime show "Shameless". His book Bird Box was made into a Netflix film of the same name, starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich. He has been nominated for 8 Bram Stoker Awards and has written 36 books, many of those (14) prior to the publication of Bird Box, his debut. Daphne will be his 11th published book. He lives in Michigan with his fiancee, the artist/musician Allison Laakko. In this episode, you’ll discover: Why Daphne started as a novella How he avoided bloating the novel How to synthesize your interests when writing How he plays with time and setting The importance of death in Daphne Links: J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/ J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/ Zach Bohannon - https://zachbohannon.com/ Josh Malerman - https://joshmalerman.com/ Daphne - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09MHCV1FQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 Three Story Method: Writing Scenes - https://books2read.com/threestorymethodws Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/ Story Rubric - http://storyrubric.com Nonfic Rubric - http://nonficrubric.com Scene Rubric - http://scenerubric.com Proudly sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://kobowritinglife.com/ and Atticus - https://www.atticus.io/ Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn - http://www.emberletter.com/ Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersink/support


19 Sep 2022

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Horror Makes Us Happy - Josh Malerman (Birdbox, Goblin, A House at the Bottom of a Lake)

Horror Makes Us Happy

Dream interpretations, serial killers, psychotic breaks, and Ghostbusters references! Jokes aside, this was a really good call.

1hr 15mins

19 Aug 2022

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House of Mystery Radio on NBC

Horror has a new name: Daphne. A brutal, enigmatic woman stalks a high school basketball team in a reimagining of the slasher genre by the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box.It’s the last summer for Kit Lamb: The last summer before college. The last summer with her high school basketball team, and with Dana, her best friend. The last summer before her life begins.But the night before the big game, one of the players tells a ghost story about Daphne, a girl who went to their school many years ago and died under mysterious circumstances. Some say she was murdered, others that she died by her own hand. And some say that Daphne is a murderer herself. They also say that Daphne is still out there, obsessed with revenge, and will appear to kill again anytime someone thinks about her.After Kit hears the story, her teammates vanish, one by one, and Kit begins to suspect that the stories about Daphne are real . . . and to fear that her own mind is conjuring the killer. Now it’s a race against time as Kit searches for the truth behind the legend and learns to face her own fears—before the summer of her lifetime becomes the last summer of her life.Mixing a nostalgic coming-of-age story and an instantly iconic female villain with an innovative new vision of classic horror, Daphne is an unforgettable thriller as only Josh Malerman could imagine itSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseofmysteryradio. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/houseofmysteryradio. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


4 Jun 2022

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blood red letters on black spines w/ Josh Malerman (BIRD BOX)

Mishka Shubaly Podcast

Josh Malerman is an American novelist, short story writer, film producer, and one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung. He is best known for writing his post-apocalyptic novel, Bird Box, which was the inspiration for the Netflix film of the same name. In 2020, he founded the production company Spin a Black Yarn with manager Ryan Lewis; their first film, We Need to Do Something, was shot in secret during the pandemic.

1hr 35mins

12 May 2022

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The Twilight Zone w/Josh Malerman


"You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind...." Journey with us, as Rodi and Jeff welcome Josh Malerman (author of Bird Box) back to the podcast to discuss the enduring influence and cultural impact of the Twilight Zone's original television run from 1959-1964--a masterclass in short storytelling, just in time for SHORT STORY MONTH.


7 May 2022

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Josh Malerman, Bram Stoker Award Winner and author of "Birdbox"

Vox Vomitus

Episode 92 https://joshmalerman.com/ Josh Malerman is an American author and also one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung, whose song "The Luck You Got" can be heard as the theme song to the Showtime show "Shameless." His book Bird Box is also currently being filmed as a feature film starring Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, and Sarah Paulson. Bird Box was also nominated for the Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the James Herbert Award. His books Black Mad Wheel and Goblin have also been nominated for Stoker Awards. VOX VOMITUS: Sometimes, it's not what goes right in the writing process, it's what goes horribly wrong. Host/Literary horror novelist Jennifer Anne Gordon with help from her co-host/author Allison Martine, chat with some of the best authors of the day.  www.jenniferannegordon.com www.afictionalhubbard.com #voxvomitus #voxvomituspodcast #authorswhopodcast #authors #authorlife #authorsoninstagram #authorsinterviewingauthors #livevideopodcast #livepodcast #horror #bookstagram #liveauthorinterview #voxvomituslivevideopodcast #Jennifergordon #allisonmartine #JenniferAnneGordon #AllisonMartineHubbard #AllisonHubbard #JoshMalerman #Goblin #BirdBox #HighStrung --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/voxvomitus/support

1hr 55mins

2 May 2022

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The Artist Podcast with David Merriman Episode 28: Josh Malerman

Artist Podcast with David Merriman

Back from a covid break, this episode features 'Bird Box' novelist Josh Malerman. Josh is a successful author and musician and on this episode we discuss his vision for Bird Box, honesty in creativity and much more.

1hr 5mins

2 Feb 2022

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Episode 3.28 - Playing Phantom Pianos with Josh Malerman

Ink Heist - A Podcast for Readers of Dark Fiction

This week, we have a very special show for you as we’re joined by special guest host and friend of Ink Heist, Brennan LaFaro. This week, we welcome Josh Malerman back to the show to celebrate the upcoming release of the highly anticipated novel Pearl, which hits shelves October 12th through Del Rey and the limited edition Ghoul N' The Cape, which is due out in December through Earthling Publications. It was a joy to sit down again with Josh, an imaginative storyteller whose enthusiasm for writing and the Horror genre is infectious. Pearl is Malerman channeling the spirit of vintage horror paperbacks and creating his most straight-up, in your face horror novel yet. We had the privilege of reading this one early and trust us when we say this one is packed with enough nightmare fuel to make it an essential read for the Halloween season. In addition to his upcoming releases this year, Josh was kind enough to share some details about a few of his unpublished works like that you don't want to miss! Throughout the course of the episode, we talked about Pearl, Ghoul N' The Cape, currently unpublished works, artistic momentum, Spin a Black Yarn, and so much more! We had a great time recording this episode and hanging out with Josh. We hope you guys enjoy the conversation as much as we did!

1hr 37mins

11 Aug 2021