Jay Bonansinga
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Jay Bonansinga

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE says, "Jay Bonansinga has quickly and firmly established himself as one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers. His twisting narratives, with their in-your-face glimpses of violence, are set in an unstable, almost psychotic universe that makes the work of many of his contemporaries look rather tame."

His novels:

THE WALKING DEAD: SEARCH AND DESTROY(2016)
SELF STORAGE (2016)
THE WALKING DEAD: INVASION (2015)
LUCID (2015)
THE WALKING DEAD: DESCENT (2014)
THE WALKING DEAD: FALL OF THE GOVERNOR PART 1 & 2 (2013, co-author, with Robert Kirkman)
HIT ME (2013)
THE ROAD TO WOODBURY (2012, co-author, with Robert Kirkman)
THE WALKING DEAD: RISE OF THE GOVERNOR (2011, co-author, with Robert Kirkman)
PINKERTON'S WAR (2011)
PERFECT VICTIM (2008)
SHATTERED (2007)
TWISTED (2006)
FROZEN (2005)
SINKING OF THE EASTLAND (2004)
OBLIVION (2001)
THE SLEEP POLICE (2000)
BLOODHOUND (1999)
HEAD CASE (1998)
THE KILLERS GAME (1997)
SICK (1995)
THE BLACK MARIAH (1994)

have been translated into 16 different languages.

His 2004 non-fiction debut THE SINKING OF THE EASTLAND was a Chicago Reader "Critics Choice Book" as well as the recipient of a Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society. His debut novel THE BLACK MARIAH was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award, and his numerous short tales and articles have been published in such magazines as THE WRITER, AMAZING STORIES, GRUE, FLESH & BLOOD, OUTRE and CEMETERY DANCE, as well as a number of anthologies.

Jay also proudly wears the hat of indie filmmaker: his music videos have been seen on The Nashville Network and Public Television, and his short film CITY OF MEN was awarded the prestigious silver plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival. In 2008, his feature-film debut, STASH (based on his short story of the same title collected in CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER), won the Gold Remi at the Houston International Film Festival and Best Comedy at the Iowa City and Queens International film festivals. STASH was shot in Chicago and stars Tim Kazurinsky (POLICE ACADEMY) and the late Marilyn Chambers (INSATIABLE), and has appeared on On-Demand nationwide in 50 million households. Jay has also worked as a screenwriter with horror legend George Romero, Will Smith's production company Overbrook Entertainment, and Dennis Haysbert (THE UNIT).

The holder of a master's degree in film from Columbia College Chicago, Jay currently resides in Evanston, Illinois. He is also a visiting professor at Northwestern University in their Creative Writing for the Media program, as well as the Graduate Writing Program at DePaul University. He can be reached at jaybona@aol.com.

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