Lansdale, Joe R. Biography

Joe R. Lansdale is an American author and screenwriter known for his works in the mystery, horror, and western genres. He was born in 1951 in Gladewater, Texas.Lansdale's most notable works include the "Hap and Leonard" series, which follows the adventures of two best friends who become involved in dangerous and bizarre situations, and the "Drive-In" novel, which tells the story of a group of people trapped in a drive-in movie theater during a bizarre and deadly apocalypse.Lansdale's writing is known for its dark humor, vivid characters, and exploration of themes such as violence, racism, and social injustice. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2001 for "The Bottoms," and the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection in 2019 for "Terror Is Our Business: Dana Roberts' Casebook of Horrors."In addition to his writing, Lansdale has also worked as a screenwriter and has adapted several of his own works for film and television. He continues to write and publish new novels and stories, and his works are enjoyed by fans of mystery, horror, and western genres around the world.

Books by Lansdale, Joe R.

  • The Nightrunners: Considering that fantasy gives authors the opportunity to create entirely new cultures, it's surprising that so few erase the negative aspects of our own society – sexism, racism, and homophobia...