N. D. Wilson
|Born||Nathan David Wilson
|Genres||Young-adult fiction, Children's literature, Apologetics|
|Notable work(s)||100 Cupboards Trilogy
Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl
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.
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
100 Cupboards series
- Wilson, ND (2007), 100 Cupboards, 100 Cupboards, Random house, ISBN 978-0-375-83881-1.
- ——— (2009), Dandelion Fire, 100 Cupboards, Random house, ISBN 978-0-375-83883-5.
- ——— (2011), The Chestnut King, 100 Cupboards, Random house, ISBN 978-0-375-83886-6.
Ashtown burials series
- Wilson, ND (2011), The Dragon's Tooth, Ashton burials, Random house, ISBN 978-0-375-86439-1.
- ——— (2012), The Drowned Vault, Ashton burials, Random house, ISBN 978-0-375-86440-7.
- ——— (2013), Empire of Bones, Ashton burials, Random house, ISBN 978-0-375-86441-4.
Children's Bible Stories
- Wilson, ND (2007), The Dragon and the Garden, Canon Press, ISBN 978-1-59128-044-6.
- ——— (2007), In the Time of Noah, Canon Press, ISBN 978-1-59128-045-3.
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. 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.
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.
A "bookumentary" film adaptation of Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, narrated by Wilson, was released on DVD in 2011.
Shroud of Turin
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, and in doing so, "caused some uproar in the Shroud of Turin world."
- "N. D. Wilson". WorldCat. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
- "Catalog", Teachers, Random house, ISBN 978-0-37583873-6.
- ND Wilson (World Wide Web log).
- McNary, David ‘Dave’ (24 June 2010). "Beloved opens 'Cupboards'". Variety.
- Dragon’s tooth, World cat.
- Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl.
- McNary, Dave (22 June 2010). "Producers wed for 'Divorce' fantasy". Variety.
- "Fiction", Esquire.
- "CT library", Books & Culture, 2005.
- Shadow shroud.
- Spokesman review.
- ND Wilson (official website and blog).
- Nathan D Wilson (faculty bio), New Saint Andrews.
- "My interview with ND Wilson", A Fort Made of Books (World Wide Web log), Google, Feb 2009.
- Writing Style (interview), Pontification Ad Nauseam.
- N.D. Wilson (author profile), Book reviews & more, November 2010.