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American Horror: Stephen Graham Jones on The Only Good Indians with Victor LaValle

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The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones is a blend of classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary. The novel follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way. He will discuss his work with fellow horror writer Victor LaValle.


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IN CONVERSATION

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    Stephen Graham Jones

    Stephen Graham Jones

    Stephen Graham Jones is a Blackfeet Native American author born and raised in Texas. An NEA Fellow, and Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award-winning author, Jones is the Ivena Baldwin Professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder. Jones is into werewolves and slashers and zombies. If he could, he would wear pirate shirts and probably carry some kind of sword.

  • Victor Lavalle

    Victor Lavalle

    Victor Lavalle

    Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, four novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, The Devil in Silver, and The Changeling and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom. He is also the creator and writer of a comic book Victor LaValle’s Destroyer. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the World Fantasy Award, British World Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Shirley Jackson Award, American Book Award, and the key to Southeast Queens.

    He was raised in Queens, New York. He now lives in Washington Heights with his wife and kids. He teaches at Columbia University.