N. D. Wilson

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ND Wilson
Born Nathan David Wilson
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Genres Young-adult fiction, Children's literature, Apologetics
Notable work(s) 100 Cupboards Trilogy
Leepike Ridge
Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl

Nathan David Wilson (born 1978) is an American author of young adult fiction.[1]


Wilson is a 1999 graduate of New Saint Andrews College, and holds a master’s degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College. The son of Calvinist minister Douglas Wilson and author Nancy Wilson, Wilson is professor of classical rhetoric at New Saint Andrews College and formerly served as the managing editor for Credenda/Agenda magazine. He and his wife have five children.[2]



Wilson has authored several books in a variety of genres:


  • Wilson, ND (2001), Right Behind: a parody of last days goofiness, The Upturned Table, Canon Press, ISBN 978-1-885767-87-5 .
  • ——— (2003), Supergeddon: a really big Geddon, The Upturned Table, Canon Press, ISBN 978-1-59128-013-2 .

Young Adult Fiction[edit]

100 Cupboards series[edit]
Ashtown burials series[edit]

Children's Bible Stories[edit]

Christian Apologetics[edit]

Wilson's 100 Cupboards trilogy, published by Yearling, is the story of Henry York, a boy who finds his way to other worlds through the cupboards in the attic of his uncle's Kansas house. Wilson's mythical milieu includes significant Arthurian influence, both from Geoffrey of Monmouth (Wilson has a character by that name) and Spencer's Faerie Queene.[3] Wilson is also admittedly influenced by Scottish fairy tales from Robert Kirk and Sir Walter Scott. Feature film rights to the trilogy have been acquired by Beloved Pictures.[4]

The first volume in another Wilson series, The Ashtown Burials, was released in August 2011. The Dragon's Tooth is the story of orphaned siblings Cyrus, Antigone, and Daniel, who become involved in a secret society of explorers after their late parents' hotel burns down. The second and third books in the series, "The Drowned Vault" and "Empire of Bones," continue their story, describing Cyrus, Antigone, and Dane's struggle against two sets of villains--invincible transmortals on one hand and a demented genetic engineer on the other. The series will comprise five novels.[5]


A "bookumentary" film adaptation of Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, narrated by Wilson, was released on DVD in 2011.[6]

Wilson is currently[when?] writing a screenplay for a film adaptation of C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce,[7] slated for release in 2013.[8]

Other writings[edit]

Wilson's short fiction and prose have been published in Credenda/Agenda, the Chattahoochee Review, the Esquire napkin project,[9] Christianity Today, and Books & Culture.

Shroud of Turin[edit]

In 2005, Wilson announced in Books & Culture magazine that he had made a near-duplicate of the Shroud of Turin image by exposing dark linen to the sun for ten days under a sheet of glass on which a positive mask had been painted,[10][11] and in doing so, "caused some uproar in the Shroud of Turin world."[12]


  1. ^ "N. D. Wilson". WorldCat. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Catalog", Teachers, Random house, ISBN 978-0-37583873-6 .
  3. ^ ND Wilson (World Wide Web log) .
  4. ^ McNary, David ‘Dave’ (24 June 2010). "Beloved opens 'Cupboards'". Variety. 
  5. ^ Dragon’s tooth, World cat .
  6. ^ Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl .
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (22 June 2010). "Producers wed for 'Divorce' fantasy". Variety. 
  8. ^ IMDb .
  9. ^ "Fiction", Esquire .
  10. ^ "CT library", Books & Culture, 2005 .
  11. ^ Shadow shroud .
  12. ^ Spokesman review .

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