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William Giraldi

William Giraldi is the author of the of the memoir The Hero’s Body, and critically hailed novels Busy Monsters and Hold the Dark, which is soon to be a major motion picture from Netflix. 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 CoverAmerican Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring


    One of the most gifted literary essayists of his generation defends stylistic boldness and intellectual daring in American letters.More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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