Paul G. Tremblay

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Paul G. Tremblay
Tremblay in 2019
Tremblay in 2019
Born (1971-06-30) June 30, 1971 (age 51)
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.
  • Novelist
  • short story writer
  • editor
  • high school teacher
GenreHorror fiction, science fiction, dark fantasy, New Weird, weird fiction
Literary movementPostmodernism
Notable worksA Head Full of Ghosts
The Cabin at the End of the World

Paul Gaetan Tremblay (born June 30, 1971) is an American author and editor of horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction. He is also a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards.


Tremblay was born in Aurora, Colorado, and raised in Massachusetts.[citation needed] He had spinal fusion surgery to treat scoliosis before he went to college.[1] He attended Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1993. He obtained his master's degree in mathematics from the University of Vermont in 1995.[citation needed]

In summers between college, Tremblay worked at the Parker Brothers factory in Salem, Massachusetts, primarily in the warehouse and assembly lines. After graduation, he began teaching high school mathematics and coaching junior varsity basketball at Saint Sebastian's School, a private school outside Boston, Massachusetts.[2]

Tremblay's novel A Head Full of Ghosts was published on June 2, 2015 by William Morrow[3] and won the Horror Writers Association's 2015 Bram Stoker Award for Novel.[4][5] In 2015, Focus Features optioned the novel.[6]

Disappearance at Devil's Rock was published in 2016[7] and received the 2017 British Fantasy Award for best horror novel.[8]

The Cabin at the End of the World was published June 26, 2018. It won the 2019 Bram Stoker Award for Novel and the Locus Award for Best Horror Novel.[9] FilmNation acquired the rights to The Cabin at the End of the World in April 2018, before its publication.[10] The novel was adapted into the 2023 film Knock at the Cabin.[11]

Survivor Song was published on July 7, 2020 and The Pallbearers Club was published in 2022.


Under the pseudonym P. T. Jones[edit]

  • P.T. Jones; Stephen Graham Jones (2014). Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly. ChiTeen, ChiZine Publications. ISBN 9781771481731.


Inline citations[edit]

  1. ^ Sutherl, Amy (February 23, 2023). "Paul Tremblay, author of novel turned into 'Knock at the Cabin' film, finds human connection in horror". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 2023-02-24. Retrieved 2023-02-24.
  2. ^ Tremblay, Paul G. (2009). The Little Sleep. New York City: Henry Holt and Company. p. 273. ISBN 978-0-8050-8849-6.
  3. ^ "A Head Full of Ghosts". Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  4. ^ "2015 Bram Stoker Awards® Winners". 15 May 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  5. ^ "A Head Full of Ghosts". Retrieved Apr 18, 2020.
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (May 6, 2016). "Focus Features Wins Auction For Paul Tremblay Novel A Head Full Of Ghosts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  7. ^ 'Devil's Rock' Is An Atmospheric, Gut-Twisting Descent -NPR
  8. ^ (2017-10-01). "Announcing the 2017 British Fantasy Award Winners". Retrieved 2023-01-25.
  9. ^ a b locusmag (2019-06-29). "2019 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  10. ^ Busch, Anita (April 12, 2018). "FilmNation Acquires Paul Tremblay's The Cabin At The End Of The World". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  11. ^ Calia, Mike (July 16, 2022). "Hollywood finally comes calling for horror writer Paul Tremblay". CNBC. Retrieved July 18, 2022.
  12. ^ Tremblay, Paul (June 9, 2009). "No Sleep till Wonderland, officially". LiveJournal. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "Swallowing a Donkey's Eye (review)". Publishers Weekly.
  14. ^ Niedzviecki, Hal. "Swallowing a Donkey's Eye (review)". Broken Pencil. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  15. ^ Park, Sora (2012-09-14). "Science-fiction author describes 'oddly personal' journey". Brown Daily Herald. Retrieved 2020-09-04.

General references[edit]

  • Tremblay, Paul. "Home". Official Website of Best Selling Author Paul Tremblay. Retrieved 2023-02-06.

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