Ever since he started writing horror books, Thomas Fahy has found himself spending a lot of time trying to convince people he is not a serial killer. His recent young adult horror novels, Sleepless (Simon and Schuster, 2009) and The Unspoken (Simon and Schuster, 2008) both received American Library Awards for Reluctant Young Readers. His edited collection, The Philosophy of Horror (University of Kentucky Press, 2010), which the New York Journal of Books called "an intelligently written, perceptive, engrossing work," has earned high praise in journals, newspapers, and magazines across the country. He has been interviewed about horror by numerous publications, including Salon, as well as by several radio hosts in the U.S. and Canada.
Fahy has also written extensively about television, film, and popular culture. He has interviewed Aaron Sorkin and Alan Ball for his edited collections about their work — Considering Aaron Sorkin (McFarland, 2005) and Considering Alan Ball (McFarland, 2006) — and his forthcoming book, Alan Ball: Conversations (University of Mississippi Press, 2013), features interviews with Mr. Ball throughout his career.
When he needs a break from finding new ways to kill imaginary people, Fahy is an associate professor of English and director of the American Studies Program at Long Island University, Post. He earned undergraduate degrees in music and literature from the University of California at Davis and received his doctorate in literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He still misses the barbecue there.
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