WORD is thrilled to welcome author Nathan Ballingrud to Jersey City for a celebration of his new book Wounds: Six Stories From the Border of Hell. In Wounds, Ballingrud follows up his first collection North American Lake Monsters with an even more confounding, strange, and utterly entrancing collection of six stories, including one new novella. From the eerie dread descending upon a New Orleans dive bartender after a cell phone is left behind in a rollicking bar fight in "The Visible Filth" to the search for the map of hell in "The Butcher's Table," Ballingrud's beautifully crafted stories are riveting in their quietly terrifying depictions of the murky line between the known and the unknown.
Please note that admission to this event requires either a purchase of Wounds OR a $5 admission voucher. Books and vouchers can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event; advance orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. The admission voucher functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in store at WORD on the day of the event only.
ABOUT NATHAN BALLINGRUD
Nathan Ballingrud was born in Massachusetts in 1970, but spent most of his life in the South. He studied literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the University of New Orleans. Among other things, he has been a cook on oil rigs and barges, a waiter, and a bartender in New Orleans. His fiction has been awarded the Shirley Jackson Award, and he has been a finalist for the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy awards. He now lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
“[Ballingrud's] evocative and strangely beautiful.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Nathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite contemporary authors and any time he’s got a new book out I run to the front of the line.
$5 admission to this event at our Jersey City store. Your $5 admission voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.