Nicholas Kaufmann

Nicholas Kaufmann is the critically acclaimed author of Walk In Shadows, General Slocum’s Gold, Hunt at World’s End (as Gabriel Hunt), Chasing the Dragon (nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award and a Thriller Award), and Dying Is My Business. In addition to his short fiction and non-fiction, including a chapter in Writers Digest Books’ popular On Writing Horror, he penned widely read monthly columns for Fear Zone and The Internet Review of Science Fiction. His latest books are Die and Stay Dead, and In the Shadow of the Axe. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find Nicholas Kaufmann on:
The Official Nicholas Kaufmann Website


  • Shirley Jackson Award, Best Novella (shortlisted, Chasing the Dragon, 2010)


“Nicholas Kaufmann is one of my favorites. His books never disappoint, and Chasing the Dragon is no exception. Relentless and unflinching, Chasing the Dragon offers mayhem, meat puppets and one hell of a monster. Highly recommended!”
—Brian Keene, author of The Rising

“As a horror writer, Nicholas Kaufmann knows how to move and manipulate his readers. In only about one hundred pages, Chasing the Dragon manages to deliver an ancient and angry dragon, a detailed mythology, the undead, gangs, a damaged and complex heroine, and, of course, heroin, in this gripping, fast-paced, and surprising novella.”
—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

“Kaufmann is an outstanding writer . . . Exploding cars, shotguns, undead, dragons, drug addicts, gangs . . . it moves relentlessly, giving us enough of a breather to sprinkle the backstory of not only how Georgia came to be a Dragonslayer, but a drug addict . . . Another hit from ChiZine Pub (man, these guys know how to do books—from the writing, to the covers, to even their website) . . . Five out of five stars.”
—Ryan McFadden