John Hornor Jacobs

horror fantasy novels, YA, noir

John Hornor Jacobs is a horror fantasy novelist. His first novel, Southern Gods, was published by Night Shade Books and shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award. His second novel, This Dark Earth, was published in July, 2012, by Gallery/Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. His young adult series, The Incarcerado Trilogy comprised of The Twelve Fingered Boy, The Shibboleth, and The Conformity, will be published by Carolrhoda Labs, an imprint of Lerner Publishing. His first fantasy series, The Incorruptibles was published in Spring 2014 by Gollancz in the UK.
John is the co-founder of Needle: A Magazine of Noir and was the active creative director until fall 2012. He has a quartet of horror stories, Fierce As The Grave, available through He works in advertising and plays guitar.

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