Grady Hendrix

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Grady Hendrix
Hendrix at BookExpo America in 2018
Hendrix at BookExpo America in 2018
Born Charleston, SC, U.S.A.
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Public Speaker
  • Screenwriter
Period 2006–present
Amanda Cohen (m. 1993)

Grady Hendrix is an American author, journalist, public speaker, and screenwriter known for his best-selling 2014 novel Horrorstör.[2] Hendrix lives in Manhattan and was one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival.[3]

Hendrix worked in the library of the American Society for Psychical Research before turning to professional writing.[4] Alongside his novels, he has written for numerous media outlets, including Playboy Magazine, The New York Post, and, prior to its closure in 2008, as a film critic for The New York Sun.[5]

He has also contributed to Katie Crouch's young adult series The Magnolia League, and his fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Pseudopod.[5]

In 2012, Hendrix co-wrote Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, a graphic novel/cookbook/memoir with his wife Amanda Cohen and Ryan Dunlavey.[6] In 2014, Quirk Book published his debut original novel, Horrorstör, which was subsequently optioned into a television series by FOX.[7] Grady then wrote My Best Friend's Exorcism (2016) and the acclaimed non-fiction study Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction (2017).[8] He also co-wrote the 2017 motion picture Mohawk with director Ted Geoghegan.[9] Hendrix also wrote the spec script for the horror comedy film Satanic Panic, which was acquired by Fangoria during mid 2018.[10] Two of Hendrix's other books, My Best Friend's Exorcism and Horrorstör, have been optioned for television and film adaptations, respectively.[10]




  1. ^ "Q & A: Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  2. ^ Dollar, Steve. "Grady Hendrix's Catalog of Nightmares". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  3. ^ Agger, Michael. "Gross and Grosser". New Yorker. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ P, Elizabeth. "Grady Hendrix is a comic writer with a thing for horror". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  5. ^ a b Hendrix, Grady. "About". Grady Hendrix. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  6. ^ "'Dirt Candy': A Visual Veggie Cookbook With A Memoir Mixed In". NPR. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  7. ^ "'Horrorstör' Novel To Be Developed As TV Series By Gail Berman & The Jackal Group". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  8. ^ "Paperback horror fiction rises from the dead". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  9. ^ "We Are Still Here director to make action-horror movie 'Mohawk'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  10. ^ a b Jr, Mike Fleming (2018-06-01). "Fangoria Film Shingle Springs For Grady Hendrix Horror Comedy Script 'Satanic Panic'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  11. ^ Mistry, Anupa. "Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix: Review". The Star. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  12. ^ Cline, Rob. "'Horrorstor': Novel is crafted to look like catalog". The Gazette. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  13. ^ "My Best Friend's Exorcism and Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Heading Our Way from Quirk Books - Dread Central". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  14. ^ "Announcing the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Winners". 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-10-04.

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