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Jack Ketchum (1946–2018)

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
Darlin' Writer
XX Writer
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  Darlin' (based on characters created by) (pre-production)
 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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Other Works:

Off Season: The Unexpurgated Edition. Hiram, GA: Overlook Connection Press, 2004. [compilation of Off Season and Offspring] See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dallas Mayr

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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 »


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 »

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