Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson is the author of The Preserve (as Patrick Lestewka), Cataract City, Rust and Bone (now a major motion picture starring Marion Cotillard), Precious Cargo, The Fighter, and Sarah Court (ChiZine Publications, 2010). His latest novel is The Saturday Night Ghost Club. His nonfiction has appeared in Esquire, The Washington Post, Nerve, Salon, Real Fighter, The London Observer, and elsewhere. Currently, he’s hanging his hat in Toronto, with his wife and son. He writes horror under the pseudonym Nick Cutter.

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“Davidson smudges the line between comedy and horror, cruelty and mercy. His remarkable stories are challenging and upsetting. Don’t look for comfort here.”
—Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club

“There is a strikingly original tone to Mr. Davidson’s stories. The prose is spare yet elegant, the insights are fresh and real, and best of all there is a boundless humanity in Mr. Davidson’s writing: a love of life that is beautifully woven with an acute sense of its darkness.”
—Clive Barker, author of The Books of Blood

“A writer of immense power and surprising, accurate insights.”
—Peter Straub

“Davidson has a gift for writing about physicality, and violence in particular, with an ecstasy and intimacy that resembles A.S. Byatt on painting or Ray Robertson on music. In his hands a weightlifting accident or boxing match becomes an experience lived rather than described.”
Quill & Quire (Starred)