author photo

Photo by Robert Birnbaum

William Giraldi

William Giraldi is the author of the critically hailed novels Busy Monsters and Hold the Dark, and the memoir, The Hero's Body. He is fiction editor for the journal AGNI at Boston University. He lives in Boston with his wife and sons.

Books by William Giraldi

  1. Book CoverBusy Monsters: A Novel

    “The best literary present . . . has a delicate sweetness that shows through at just the right moments.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  2. Book CoverThe Hero's Body: A Memoir

    A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature.More

  3. Book CoverHold the Dark: A Novel

    At the edge of civilization, nature and evil collide in what “stands out as one of the decade’s best books of its kind” (Alan Cheuse, Boston Globe).More