Bio + Contact

Short Biography

DANIEL KRAUS is an award-winning author and the director of six feature films. He lives with his wife in Chicago.

Long & Tortured Biography

DANIEL KRAUS has landed on Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of 2015 (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, Parent’s Choice Gold Award winner, Bram Stoker finalist, and more. He co-authored Trollhunters with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, and his work has been translated into over 15 languages. His feature films 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

Francis Ford Iowa

Looking for something less serious? Try the Francis Ford Iowa project: The cheesy high-school movies of teenage DK!