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Dining with Madmen: Fat, Food, and the Environment in 1980s Horror

In Dining with Madmen: Fat, Food, and the Environment in...

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The Philosophy of Horror (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2010)

Sitting on pins and needles, anxiously waiting to see what...

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Sleepless (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2009)

Emma Montgomery has been having trouble sleeping. Whenever she closes...

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The Unspoken (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008)

On the night of the fire that killed Jacob Crawley...

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Night Visions: A Novel of Suspense (New York: HarperCollins, 2004)

Visit the site for Night Visions, the first novel from...

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Alan Ball: Conversations (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013)

Alan Ball: Conversations features interviews that span Alan Ball's entire...

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Considering Alan Ball: Essays on Death, Sexuality, and the American Dream (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006)

Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the film American Beauty and creator...

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Captive Audience: Prison and Captivity in Contemporary Theater (New York: Routledge, 2003)

Captive Audience examines the social, gendered, ethnic, and cultural problems...

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3 months ago
Sunday Feature - Literary Pursuits - Truman Capote: In Cold Blood - BBC Sounds

I was recently a featured guest on the BBC show “Literary Pursuits” about Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. It is a really interesting look at the book and the story of the Clutter murders—in case you are looking for a way to burn some time amid all this craziness. Of course, it was recorded in February when the world felt like a very different place.

The program starts at the 3:00 minute mark.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gl43

How a murder in Kansas prompted Truman Capote to write In Cold Blood.

7 months ago
Thomas Fahy

1 year ago
Thomas Fahy

Some pictures from the book launch party last night. Thanks to everyone for being there. So fortunate to have so many wonderful people in my life!

1 year ago
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Some pictures from the book launch party last night. Thanks to everyone for being there. So fortunate to have so many wonderful people in my life!

1 year ago
The Terrifying Truth on Society’s Obsession With Food | The Pioneer

Some fun news. The student paper at LIU interviewed me about Dining with Madmen. Thanks to The Pioneer and to Anand for the opportunity to talk about the book! http://liupostpioneer.com/the-terrifying-truth-on-societys-obsession-with-food/

The Terrifying Truth on Society’s Obsession With Food FeaturesMar 26, 20190 Professor Publishes Book on Food and Environmental Anxieties in 1980s Horror By Anand Venigalla Features Editor Thomas Fahy, associate professor of English, recently published a book with the University Press of Mississipp...

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Tom FahyThomas Fahy’s Dining with Madmen: Fat, Food, and the Environment in 1980s Horror grew out of a lifelong passion for horror. His young adult horror novels, Sleepless and The Unspoken, both received American Library Awards for Reluctant Young Readers. His edited collection, The Philosophy of Horror, 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. And The Writing Dead: Talking Terror with TV’s Top Horror Writers features original interviews with the writers of today’s most frightening and fascinating shows such as American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, and The X-Files.

Fahy has been interviewed about horror by numerous publications, including Salon, as well as by several radio hosts in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and Malaysia. He has also been a featured guest on several episodes of the Spanish television series Creadores Prodigiosos.

Fahy has written extensively about literature, film, television, and popular culture. He has interviewed Aaron Sorkin and Alan Ball for his edited collections about their work—Considering Aaron Sorkin and Considering Alan Ball—and he has published on subjects ranging from Paris Hilton to Truman Capote and Tracy Letts.

When he needs a break from all things scary, Fahy is a professor of English and director of the Graduate Program in English at Long Island University, Post. He is also a classical pianist and performs regularly with the New York Piano Society. He has recently played concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, and other venues in New York City.

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