Blake Crouch

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Blake Crouch
Crouch in 2016.
Crouch in 2016.
Born (1978-10-15) October 15, 1978 (age 41)
Statesville, North Carolina
Notable works
RelativesJordan Crouch (brother)

William Blake Crouch (born October 15, 1978) is an American author, best known for his Wayward Pines Trilogy, which was adapted into the 2015 television series Wayward Pines.

Early life and education[edit]

Crouch was born near the piedmont town of Statesville, North Carolina in 1978. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2000 with degrees in English and Creative Writing.

While not much is known of Blake Crouch's family life and early childhood, he now lives in Colorado.


Crouch published his first two novels, Desert Places and Locked Doors, in 2004 and 2005. His stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Thriller 2, and other anthologies. In 2016, he released his novel, Dark Matter.[1]

Crouch's Wayward Pines Trilogy (2012–14) was adapted into the 2015 television series Wayward Pines.[2] Another work, Good Behavior, premiered as a television series in November 2016.[3]

Crouch is now working on a screenplay of Dark Matter for Sony Pictures. Crouch also writes short stories, all of which have been published virtually and are available on Amazon in ebook as well as audio form.


The Andrew Z. Thomas / Luther Kite series[edit]

  • Desert Places (January 22, 2004)
  • Locked Doors (July 5, 2005)
  • Break You (February 7, 2011)
  • Stirred (with J.A. Konrath (November 22, 2011))

The Wayward Pines trilogy[edit]

Stand-alone novels[edit]

  • Abandon (July 7, 2009)
  • Famous (April 15, 2010)
  • Snowbound (June 22, 2010)
  • Run (February 24, 2011)
  • Eerie (with Jordan Crouch (June 7, 2012))
  • Dark Matter (July 26, 2016)
  • Good Behavior (November 15, 2016)
  • Recursion (June 11, 2019)


  1. ^ Crouch, Blake. "Dark Matter". Blake Crouch. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (May 11, 2015). "No, they're not dead on Wayward Pines". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Crouch, Blake. "Good Behavior". Blake Crouch. Retrieved October 9, 2016.

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