Grady Hendrix is an American author, journalist, public speaker, and screenwriter known for his best-selling 2014 novel Horrorstör. Hendrix lives in Manhattan and was one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival.
Hendrix at BookExpo America in 2018
Charleston, SC, U.S.A.
Hendrix worked in the library of the American Society for Psychical Research before turning to professional writing. Alongside his novels, he has written for numerous media outlets, including Playboy Magazine, The New York Post, and, prior to its closure in 2008, as a film critic for The New York Sun.
In 2012, Hendrix co-wrote Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, a graphic novel/cookbook/memoir with his wife Amanda Cohen and Ryan Dunlavey. In 2014, Quirk Books published his debut original novel, Horrorstör, which was subsequently optioned into a television series by FOX. Grady then wrote My Best Friend's Exorcism (2016) and the acclaimed non-fiction study Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction (2017). He also co-wrote the 2017 motion picture Mohawk with director Ted Geoghegan and the spec script for the horror comedy film Satanic Panic, which was acquired and produced by Fangoria during mid 2018. My Best Friend's Exorcism and Horrorstör, have been optioned for film adaptations, while The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires is slated for a television adaptation.
As of May 11th 2020 Hendrix has also started his own podcast called Super Scary Haunted Homeschool.
- Occupy Space (2012)
- Satan Loves You (2012)
- Dirt Candy: A Cookbook (2012, with Amanda Cohen and Ryan Dunlavey)
- Li'l Wimmin: A Comic Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (2013, with Ryan Dunlavey)
- The White Glove War (2013, The Magnolia League #2, with Katie Crouch)
- The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius (2013, contributor)
- Horrorstör (2014, Quirk Books)
- My Best Friend's Exorcism (2016, Quirk Books)
- Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction (2017, Quirk Books)
- We Sold Our Souls (2018, Quirk Books)
- The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires (2020, Quirk Books)
- "Q & A: Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
- Dollar, Steve. "Grady Hendrix's Catalog of Nightmares". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
- Agger, Michael. "Gross and Grosser". New Yorker. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
- P, Elizabeth. "Grady Hendrix is a comic writer with a thing for horror". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
- Hendrix, Grady. "About". Grady Hendrix. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
- "Clarion Workshop, San Diego Alumni".
- "'Dirt Candy': A Visual Veggie Cookbook With A Memoir Mixed In". NPR. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
- "'Horrorstör' Novel To Be Developed As TV Series By Gail Berman & The Jackal Group". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
- "Paperback horror fiction rises from the dead". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
- "We Are Still Here director to make action-horror movie 'Mohawk'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
- Jr, Mike Fleming (2018-06-01). "Fangoria Film Shingle Springs For Grady Hendrix Horror Comedy Script 'Satanic Panic'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2020-02-03). "'The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires' Adaptation Among First Projects On Producer Patrick Moran's Amazon Development Slate". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
- "Grady Hendrix Super Scary Haunted Homeschool". GradyHendrix.com.
- Mistry, Anupa. "Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix: Review". The Star. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- Cline, Rob. "'Horrorstor': Novel is crafted to look like catalog". The Gazette. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- "My Best Friend's Exorcism and Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Heading Our Way from Quirk Books - Dread Central". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
- Codega, Linda H. (2020-04-07). "The Monsters They Married Are Men: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix". Tor.com. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
- "Vampires get a twist in Grady Hendrix's fun but uneven horror story". AUX/The AV Club. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
- "Announcing the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Winners". Tor.com. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-10-04.