Why the heck do we love horror so much? This month, CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue talks with Stephen Graham Jones, CU Boulder professor and author of experimental, horror, crime and science fiction, about our fears, the origins of monsters, the appeal of zombies and a whole lot more. Jones has won the Texas Institute for Letters Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and Fiction, the Bram Stoker Award, four This is Horror Awards, and his work has been named one of the Bloody Disgusting’s top 10 horror novels of the year.
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