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Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum published his first novel in 1980 titled "Off Season", a version of the Sawney Beane story. The novel was subsequently slated by the Village Voice as 'violent pornography' but, undeterred, the author continued to write fiction that deals with the cruelty and violence so often apparent in everyday life. Since the publication of "Off ... See full bio »

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The Woman
The Woman Writer
(2011)
XX
XX Writer
(2017)
Red
Red Writer
(2008)
Offspring
Offspring Writer
(2009)

Filmography

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Hide Hide Show Show Writer (8 credits)
 2017 XX (based on a story written by - segment "The Box")
 2013/I Olivia (Short) (writer)
 2011 Mail Order (Short) (based on the short story by)
 2011/I The Woman (based on: their novel) / (written by)
 2009 Offspring (based upon the book by) / (screenplay)
 2008 Red (novel)
 2007 The Girl Next Door (book)
 2006/II The Lost (novel)
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 2009 Offspring
Max Joseph (as Dallas Mayr)
 2008 Red
Bartender (as Dallas Mayr)
 2007 The Girl Next Door
Carnival
 2006 Header
State Trooper #2
 2006/II The Lost
Teddy Panik
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
 2017 XX (special thanks)
 2015 Tales of Halloween (special thanks)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (5 credits)
 2015/II The Life of Death (Documentary)
 2013 Inside the Plain Brown Wrapping (Short)
Himself
 2011 Dark Dreamers (TV Series documentary)
Himself
 2007 The Making of 'The Girl Next Door' (Video documentary short)
Himself
 2007 The Cult of Ichi (Video documentary short)
Himself

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Other Works:

Hide and Seek. New York: Ballantine, 1984. [novel] See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dallas Mayr
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I hope I do [i.e., write about] victims pretty well. Because I proceed from them. For me the victim makes the story. Sometimes you victimize yourself, sometimes somebody does it to you, but it's that almost universal sense we have - we've all been hurt, and I like to open doors to those feelings. ... Everybody's broken. Some rise above it. These are the people I want to write about. A lot of my ... See more »

Trivia:

Sold a number of early short stories under the pseudonym "Jerzy Livingston," based on the town in which he grew up, Livingston, New Jersey. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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