Blake Crouch

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Blake Crouch
Crouch in 2016
Crouch in 2016
Born (1978-10-15) October 15, 1978 (age 44)
Statesville, North Carolina
OccupationWriter
Period2004–present
Genre
Notable works
Website
blakecrouch.com

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 town of Statesville, North Carolina, in 1978. He attended North Iredell High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,[1] graduating in 2000 with degrees in English and creative writing.

Career[edit]

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 the novel Dark Matter.[2]

Crouch's Wayward Pines Trilogy (2012–14) was adapted into the 2015 television series Wayward Pines.[3] Another work, Good Behavior, premiered as a television series in November 2016.[4]

In 2019, Crouch released another sci-fi novel, titled Recursion, to critical success.[5]

In 2020, Crouch began working on a screenplay to adapt Dark Matter into a feature film for Sony Pictures.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Crouch married Rebecca Greene on June 20, 1998. They have three children together. The couple divorced in 2017. As of 2019, Crouch is dating Jacque Ben-Zekry.

In 2021, Crouch filed a court case appealing to modify his and Greene's joint agreement for medical decision-making authority for their children, to allow him to vaccinate them over Greene's religious-based objections.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

Andrew Z. Thomas / Luther Kite series[edit]

  • Desert Places (2004)
  • Locked Doors (2005)
  • Break You (2011)
  • Stirred (with J.A. Konrath, 2011)

Wayward Pines Trilogy[edit]

  • Pines (2012)
  • Wayward (2013)
  • The Last Town (2014)

Stand-alone novels[edit]

  • Abandon (2009)
  • Famous (2010)
  • Snowbound (2010)
  • Run (2011)
  • Eerie (with Jordan Crouch) (2012)
  • Dark Matter (2016)
  • Good Behavior (2016)
  • Summer Frost (2019)[8]
  • Recursion (2019)
  • Upgrade (2022)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilusz, Ryan. "A 'Dark' chapter for Statesville native Blake Crouch". Statesville Record & Landmark. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Crouch, Blake. "Dark Matter". Blake Crouch. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (May 11, 2015). "No, they're not dead on Wayward Pines". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  4. ^ Crouch, Blake. "Good Behavior". Blake Crouch. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Book Marks reviews of Recursion by Blake Crouch". Book Marks. Grove Atlantic. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (December 8, 2020). "'Dark Matter' Series in the Works at Apple from Matt Tolmach, Author Blake Crouch". Collider.
  7. ^ "In re Marriage of Crouch, 490 P.3d 1087 | Casetext Search + Citator". casetext.com. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
  8. ^ "Summer Frost".

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