Josh Malerman’s Goblin Set for a Halloween Release

Josh Malerman’s third published full-length horror novel, Goblin, is set to launch on Halloween 2017. Special Event planned at Ferndale Area District Library, Oct 26th.

Just in time for Halloween, Earthling Publications will release Josh Malerman’s Goblin, a novel in six novellas, all of which are set in the fictional town of Goblin where dark forces and the pall of endless rainfall keep the town, the townspeople, and any unlucky visitors at their mercy. Goblin, as a town, makes you wonder why anyone would feel comfortable living there. Goblin, as a book, makes you wonder why you can’t read more!

As part of the release of Goblin, on Thursday, October 26th from 7-8:30pm, The Ferndale Area District Library (222 E. 9 Mile Rd Ferndale, MI), will be hosting an event entitled “Josh Malerman and Steve Greene Know What Scares You,” with music journalist, Jeff Milo, moderating. Milo will interview author, Josh Malerman, and composer, Steve Greene, about their new releases.

Greene, part of the synth/metal mavens known as Voyag3r, is also eager to share more about his latest work: scoring a soundtrack for the surreal suspense film Future. Greene will also soon be releasing his first solo album in December, titled Electronic Dreams for a Holographic Existence, which will be out on vinyl LP through Bellyache Records and on CD/digital through The Battle Chamber, Greene’s recording studio.

The October 26th event at the Ferndale Area District Library will include a live reading & performance by Malerman and Greene, tailored to delight the horror fans who are accustomed to their respective works. After the performances and interview with Milo, Goblin will be available for sale, and Malerman will be signing books for patrons.

Malerman is fresh off of the May 2017 launch of his Detroit-centered, Black Mad Wheel (HarperCollins/ECCO) and the signing of his second major two-book deal on Del Rey Books (Penguin/Random House), the first novel of which will be Unbury Carol set for an April 2018 release. Malerman also released a novella in 2016 entitled, A House at the Bottom of a Lake (published by This Is Horror), and has been publishing short stories in horror anthologies along the way.

Additionally, Malerman’s first published novel, the critically-acclaimed Bird Box (2014, HarperCollins/ECCO) is scheduled to begin filming on October 9th in California. Bird Box will star Sandra Bullock as Malorie with other A-list stars pending for supporting roles! Bird Box will be produced by Netflix and directed by Susanne Bier who is known for her films Serena (2014) starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro, as well as many others. Bier won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011 with In a Better World. See the article in The Detroit News, July 19, 2017, on the Sandra Bullock announcement for Bird Box.

Josh Malerman is fast becoming a household name inside and outside of horror circles, and as his career continues to flourish with Bird Box in pre-production for the big screen, Malerman brings major artistic value to Detroit and Michigan—both Bird Box and Black Mad Wheel are set in the Mitten State. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, and the long-time front man of the successful, local rock band, The High Strung, Malerman’s writing and talent extends across genres and into the hearts and minds of those he encounters in person, in print, in the lyrics of his songs, and in the notes he plays on his guitar!

Publisher’s page for Goblin

Advance Praise for Josh Malerman’s Goblin:

“Goblin is a mesmerizing, terrifying tight-rope walk.” —Clive Barker


“Goblin proves what I’ve been saying for the last few years: Malerman is becoming one of the true greats in weird fiction. He is the genre’s new dark prince!” —Jonathan Mayberry

“Malerman has created a Derry for a new generation.” —Sarah Pinborough

Press for Black Mad Wheel (2017):

NPR, May 24, 2017.
LA Times, Sept 21, 2017
NY Times, June 1, 2017

For more information about Josh Malerman and his work, you can visit his website www.joshmalerman.com or keep an eye out for him on Twitter: @joshmalerman.

For more information about Steve Greene and his work, you can find him on Facebook and Bandcamp, or follow him on Twitter: @stevemgreene.

For more information about the Ferndale Area District Library event on October 26th, visit the Facebook Event page.

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