January 23, 1983 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Subject||sex, violence, ghosts|
|Notable works||The Girlfriend Game (2013)
Midnight Picnic (2009)
|Notable awards||Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella, 2009|
Nick Antosca is an American author of literary fiction. 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. 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 (website), Hustler, Film Threat, The Barcelona Review, Exotic Gothic, and The Daily Beast.
As a TV writer, he wrote for MTV's Teen Wolf, 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, who died in 2013 after a lifelong struggle with mental health issues.
- The Girlfriend Game, short story collection (Word Riot Press, 2013).
- The Hangman's Ritual, novella (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2013).
- 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).
- Official website
- "Predator Bait" - short story from n+1
- "Reading Lolita at Twelve" - essay from The Paris Review
- "The Girlfriend Game" - short story from Metazen
- Other People podcast interview
- Interview at The Short Form
- Nick Antosca's Orphaned Novel Finds a New House November 10, 2008, Galleycat
- "author page at The Daily Beast". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
- "Talking Cannibalism, Werewolves, and Hallucinogenic Moss With Nick Antosca on Vol. 1 Brooklyn". Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
- "Filmmaker Magazine". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 2014-02-21.