John Hornor Jacobs

John Hornor Jacobs, is an award-winning author of genre bending adult and YA fiction. His first novel, Southern Gods, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Excellence in a First Novel, and won the Darrel Award. The Onion AV said of the book, “A sumptuous Southern Gothic thriller steeped in the distinct American mythologies of Cthulhu and the blues . . . Southern Gods beautifully probes the eerie, horror-infested underbelly of the South.”

His second novel, This Dark Earth, Brian Keene described as “quite simply, the best zombie novel I’ve read in years” and was published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery imprint.

Jacobs’s acclaimed series of novels for young adults beginning with The Twelve-Fingered Boy, continuing with The Shibboleth, and ending with The Conformity has been hailed by Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing as “amazing” and “mesmerizing.”

2014 saw the publication of Jacobs’s first fantasy novel, The Incorruptibles, from Hachette/Livre. Pat Rothfuss has said of this book, “One part ancient Rome, two parts wild west, one part Faust. A pinch of Tolkien, of Lovecraft, of Dante. This is strange alchemy, a recipe I’ve never seen before. I wish more books were as fresh and brave as this.”

Jacobs resides in the American South and spends his free time when not working on his next book speaking with high-school students about fiction and adults about becoming writers.


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