Jack Ketchum was an American author known for his contributions to the horror and thriller genres. He was born in Livingston, New Jersey, in 1946 and began writing at a young age.
Ketchum’s writing is characterized by its brutal realism, unflinching depictions of violence, and nuanced explorations of complex human relationships. He is known for his ability to push boundaries and challenge readers with his uncompromising approach to storytelling.
Some of Ketchum’s most famous works include “The Girl Next Door,” “Off Season,” and “Red.” These stories explore themes of violence, trauma, and the darker aspects of human nature, often incorporating elements of psychological horror and suspense to heighten tension and fear.
Ketchum has been recognized as one of the most important voices in modern horror and thriller writing, and his work has inspired and influenced countless writers in the genre. He won numerous awards for his writing, including the Bram Stoker Award and the World Horror Grandmaster Award.
In addition to his work as an author, Ketchum was also a highly respected teacher and mentor, helping to shape the landscape of horror and thriller writing through his work with various writing workshops and mentorship programs.
Ketchum passed away in 2018, leaving behind a legacy as a master of horror and thriller writing. His stories continue to shock and provoke readers to this day, and his insights into the darker aspects of the human experience remain as relevant and thought-provoking as ever.