Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and over two hundred short works, fiction, essays, reviews, columns and commentary. He has written for Batman The Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series, and others. He has received the Edgar Award, Nine Bram Stoker Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and has also been awarded the title of Grandmaster from the Horror Writers Association. He is also the recipient of The Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, has been inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, The Writers Guild of America, and is Writer in Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University. He lives in Nacogdoches with his wife Karen.