Grace Krilanovich

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Grace Krilanovich
BornGrace Krilanovich Hill
(1979-10-05) October 5, 1979 (age 40)
Santa Cruz, California
OccupationNovelist, writer
Notable worksThe Orange Eats Creeps (2010)
Notable awardsNational Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree

Grace Krilanovich (born October 5, 1979) is an American author. Her first novel, The Orange Eats Creeps was published by Two Dollar Radio in September 2010. It was selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year (2010) in the category of Science Fiction & Fantasy[1] and was named a Top 10 Book of 2010 by Shelf Unbound.[2]

In October 2010, she was selected as a National Book Foundation 2010 "5 Under 35" Honoree,[3] selected by Scott Spencer, Fiction Finalist for A Ship Made of Paper, 2003; Fiction Finalist for Endless Love, 1980 and 1981.


Grace Krilanovich moved to the Los Angeles area from Santa Cruz, California in 2003. She attended San Francisco State University for her undergraduate studies, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies. She then went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Writing at the California Institute of the Arts, where she graduated in 2005. She currently works at The Los Angeles Times.


Excerpts from The Orange Eats Creeps appeared in Issue 3 and Issue 7 of Black Clock. Her essay on the subject of shock rocker GG Allin and Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick appeared in Issue 4: "Guilty Pleasures & Lost Causes." Krilanovich is named after Slick.

Black Clock editor and novelist Steve Erickson wrote the introduction to The Orange Eats Creeps.

The artwork of Mat Brinkman appears on the cover and opposite the title page of The Orange Eats Creeps.

Krilanovich has been a MacDowell Colony fellow, and was a finalist for the 2009 Starcherone Prize.

Krilanovich "is currently at work on a novel set in 1870s California."[4] "More hobos. More neurotic trances. More aprons. A girl and a boy have nightmares about each other."[5]

Krilanovich will be directing The Removals, written by Nicholas Rombes, produced by Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures, for release in 2015.[6]

The Orange Eats Creeps is being developed into a feature film.


  1. ^ "Top 10 Books: Science Fiction & Fantasy",, November 4, 2010. Accessed November 5, 2010.
  2. ^ "Shelf Unbound indie book review magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2010", Shelf Unbound, November 18, 2010. Accessed November 19, 2010
  3. ^ "The National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Fiction, 2010", National Book Foundation, October 5, 2010. Accessed October 20, 2010.
  4. ^ Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  6. ^ "The Removals, Produced by Two Dollar Radio". Archived from the original on September 25, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.

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