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Short Biography

DANIEL KRAUS is a bestselling author. He lives with his wife in Chicago.

Long & Tortured Biography

DANIEL KRAUS is a New York Times bestselling author. He landed on Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of the Year (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch), 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. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored Trollhunters , which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Also with del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea Kraus and del Toro created for the Oscar-winning film. Kraus’s next novel is The Living Dead, a posthumous collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero. Kraus’s work has been translated into over 20 languages. His feature films as director include Musician (2007 New York Times Critics’ Pick) and Sheriff (2006 season premiere of PBS’s Independent Lens). He lives in Chicago. Visit him at danielkraus.com.