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Powell's Books Presents Daniel Kraus in Conversation With Mary Roach
George A. Romero invented the modern zombie in his seminal film, Night of the Living Dead. Without Romero, there would be no World War Z, no The Walking Dead. When he died in 2017, Romero's giant, contemporary zombie novel was unfinished. Completed by bestselling author Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water) with the full cooperation of the Romero estate, THE LIVING DEAD (Tor) is an entirely new tale. Not a novelization of any of the films, it is the story of the zombie plague, from the first rising to the fall of humankind… and beyond. Kraus will be joined in conversation by Mary Roach, author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.

Aug 4, 2020 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Daniel Kraus
Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. With Guillermo del Toro, he coauthored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also, with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus’s The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Books of the Year, and he has won two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist and more.
Mary Roach
Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California.