Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix is a bestselling, critically-acclaimed horror writer, journalist, and one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival. A former film critic for the New York Sun, Grady has also written for Slate, the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Playboy, and Variety.

His novel THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES was a New York Times bestseller, and his non-fiction PAPERBACKS FROM HELL won him the Bram Stoker Award. Grady Hendrix’s books have been reviewed everywhere from the Washington Post to the Guardian, and he has been profiled in The New Yorker.

Find Grady on his website, or follow him on Twitter.






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      ‘Hendrix’s horror novels are a gateway drug to the genre…. By weaving violence, family trauma and humor, Hendrix creates a texture that engages the reader emotionally and viscerally.’ New York Times

      ‘Hendrix is a contemporary horror master, and the combination of profound storytelling and unapologetic, campy gore he delivers here will surely have horror fans reading with a gleeful smile on their faces.’ NPR

      ‘A must-have for any library that will appeal to a broad audience. Hendrix is a best-seller for a reason, and this new novel shows he is only getting better with age.’ Library Journal (Starred Review)

      ‘With strong connections to twenty-first century classics […] Hendrix’s book sets the high watermark for horror in 2023.’ Booklist (Starred Review)

      ‘Grief, generational trauma, and some sinister puppets animate this wildly entertaining haunted house tale from bestseller Hendrix […] This is a gem.’ Publishers Weekly

      “Warm up the VCR and fire up the air popper for a most bitchin’ horror story by a gifted practitioner of these dark arts.’ Kirkus

      ‘In HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE, Hendrix, with relentless efficiency — and a bit of humor — forces us to confront our fears.’ Washington Post

      ‘Hendrix’s latest, How to Sell a Haunted House, is the near-perfect distillation of this form: a novel that is both very funny and truly scary.’ Locus

      ‘If you don’t have a doll phobia, don’t worry — you’ll develop one.’ SFX Magazine

      ‘This is easily his creepiest novel to date and one of the creepier novels I’ve read in the recent past…. Grady Hendrix has become a “must read” for me. He’s grown into a modern master of the genre and each new book he publishes shows his growth as a storyteller in everything that word encompasses. He’s a smart, savvy writer who spins emotional stories featuring very human people and themes with the best of them.’ SFF World

      ‘What follows is classic Grady Hendrix: an authentically frightening, genuinely funny reconfiguration of what a haunted house can be.’ Esquire

      ‘[A] searing look at grief, trauma, and how the things that haunt us aren’t always supernatural.’ — Rolling Stone

      ‘A madcap fun house of a novel. Zigzags from hilarious to horrifying to heartbreaking and back again in the blink of an eye. I loved it!’ Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The House Across the Lake

      ‘It’s tempting to point out the balance of horror and humor here, and the comingling of the two really is something else, but the true power behind HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE is in its emotionality, the sister-brother dynamic, the family matters. It’s life and death in the childhood home, and Hendrix has masterfully rendered the journey from one end to the other.’ — Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Daphne

      ‘A spirited nightmare story about death, but also, what comes after: grief, guilt, family secrets, and estate administration. Oh, also, did I mention the evil puppets?’ — Chuck Wendig, New York Times-bestselling author of The Book of Accidents

      ‘Take a deep breath before you start HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE, because you won’t be able to breathe until it’s over. Haunted spaces, creepy puppets, family secrets, and emotional trauma are all meticulously pieced together to create a story that won’t just get under your skin —it’ll tunnel down to your bones. This book is a missile designed to obliterate you emotionally and absolutely annihilate you with terror. And let me tell you, Grady Hendrix does not miss.’ — Mallory O’Meara, bestselling author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon

      ‘With his trademark charm and ingenuity, Hendrix upends the haunted house story. Chilling, surprising, and at times downright frightening, HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE is ultimately about how we’re all haunted by our families and the lengths to which we must go to make peace with the past.’ — Alma Katsu, author of The Fervor and The Hunger