Nick Antosca

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Nick Antosca
Born (1983-01-23) January 23, 1983 (age 32)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Occupation Novelist, screenwriter
Nationality American
Period 2006–present
Subject sex, violence, ghosts
Notable works Fires (2006)
Midnight Picnic (2009)
The Girlfriend Game (2013)
Notable awards Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella, 2009

Nick Antosca is an American author of literary fiction and screenwriter. He is the author of five books, including Fires (2006), Midnight Picnic (2009), and The Girlfriend Game (2013). Midnight Picnic was set to be published by Impetus Press, but the small publisher folded under financial pressure in the fall of 2008. Word Riot Press stepped in and the novel was published in 2009.[1] Antosca was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He is a 2005 graduate of Yale University.

His writing has appeared in anthologies, literary journals, newspapers, and websites including The New York Sun, n+1, The Paris Review, nerve, Hustler, Film Threat, The Barcelona Review, Exotic Gothic, and The Daily Beast.[2]

As a television writer, he wrote for MTV's Teen Wolf,[3] the ABC military drama series Last Resort, and the NBC fantasy adventure series Believe, created by Alfonso Cuarón. Antosca was in a screenwriting partnership for several years with novelist Ned Vizzini,[4] who died in 2013. He also co-produced 13 episodes of Hannibal.[5] In March 2015, he was named as screenwriter of the upcoming Friday the 13th film.[6]


  • The Girlfriend Game, short story collection (Word Riot Press, 2013).
  • The Hangman's Ritual, novella (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2013).[7]
  • The Obese, novella (Lazy Fascist Press, 2012).
  • Midnight Picnic, novella (Word Riot Press, 2009).
  • Fires, novel (Impetus Press, 2006; re-released in 2011 by Civil Coping Mechanisms).


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