The Writing Life interviews DK.
Huffington Post article on Scowler and meteors in fiction.
TLT on Scowler: "A novel of terror in the very truest sense of the word."
Ingram Reviews on Scowler: "Kraus has produced a story of fear, pain, vulnerability, and compassion."
Random Buzzers reviews Scowler.
Comic-Con New York: Signing books 12:45pm-1:45pm Autograph tables 2-4; Horror Author Panel, 9pm-10pm.
YALSA on "Gruesomely Irresistable Books."
Q&A w/ DK on Rotters & Scowler.
Lots of appearances at ALA Annual Conference.
Rotters wins the Parent's Choice Gold Award!
Rotters is an AudioFile Earphones Award Winner.
Rotters is a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award!
Rotters named to 2012 Amazing Audiobooks list.
Rotters wins the 2012 Odyssey Award!!
Winston-Salem Journal: "A nightmare-inducing, page-turning, gruesome, psychological read."
Dreadful Tales: "The most important, dangerous, and incredibly entertaining YA novel you will ever read."
Boing Boing: "As suspenseful and masterfully told as it is gruesome and terrifying."
Fangoria: "A NEW HORROR CLASSIC."
The Millions: "One of the darkest, wildest, most unsettling adolescent novels I’ve ever come across."
STARRED REVIEW from The Bulletin: "Kraus gives the current crop of pretentiously serious supernatural YA novels a wild run for their money."
ALL MONTH: DK's films on TV!
Hellnotes: "Warped and twisted in humor, and ghoulishly frightening."
School Library Journal examines ROTTERS at length.
Cuba TV by Simone Lueck (with an intro by DK) is out now.
Night of Living Podcast discusses Rotters!
NewCity profiles DK!
Rue Morgue Magazine: "For the horror genre, it may just be the coming-of-age novel of our young century."
School Library Journal: "A gripping and emotional tale."
Chicagoist: "Dark, macabre, and weird."
Cynsations: DK on writing dark fiction.
VOYA: "The twists and turns will leave readers gasping."
Forever YA: ""As if Flannery O’Conner took a bad LSD trip after watching Faces of Death."
Austin American-Statesman: "A complex story about fathers, sons and the sobering pull of mortality."
Chicagoist interviews DK.
Horror News: "I’ll be damned if Daniel Kraus doesn’t kick the door right off the hinges."
Innsmouth Free Press: "An interesting and daring book... you’ll love every shovelful."
Encore interviews DK about books, movies, etc.
Hungry Garden Chronicles: "One of the best YA books I’ve read this year."
Elliot Bay Book Company: "Extremely well-written, with a style and a substance that I haven’t seen in a YA book in awhile."
Worsmithsonia: "I'm not sure I'm capable of ever expressing how much I loved this macabre blend."
Life, Words, & Rock n Roll interviews DK.
Time Out Chicago talks to DK about pushing the envelope with ROTTERS.
Largehearted Boy presents DK's black metal playlist!
Bloody Disgusting: "A gleefully grisly coming-of-age story, a literary horror novel rooted in the real. This guy can seriously write."
Kirkus--Bookshelves of Doom: "Give to those who read National Book Award winners... An exploration of humanity and mortality; of respect and revenge; of family and solitude, guilt and redemption."
See Ryan Nanni's music video for "Greifland," as seen in ROTTERS.
Diary of a Bookworm: "Truly the best horror novel I've read in a long time."
Muggle-Born: "Unlike any other book I've read. Gritty, graphic, violent, gut-wrenching, and so, so addictive."
The Inner Bean talks to DK about ROTTERS.
Many Cats Manor: "Light years away from other novels of the genre."
Booklist interviews DK about ROTTERS: "I set out to write the best horror novel of the year."
Feathered Quill: "The writing is masterful."
Horror Drive-In: "Truly remarkable... one of the best books I've read in the last decade."
DK reads/signs ROTTERS @ Anderson's in Naperville at 7pm.
The Inner Bean: "Kraus’s writing is hypnotic, scaling dark, poetic heights that left me breathless."
Book Smugglers talks to DK about cinema's best grave robbing scenes.
Random Acts of Reading: "One of the best books of 2011."
Adventures in Publishing interviews DK.
Chicago Unbelievable podcast about grave robbing, guest starring DK.
Misfit Salon: "A breathlessly macabre creation of horror and pathos. You will be too thrilled to stop turning the pages."
The Lone Writer: "I was totally captivated... A bizarre story that I absolutely loved."
DK will be signing 50 FREE advance copies at Chicago Comic Con from 11-noon at the Random House booth.
Kirkus Reviews: "A cerebral romp through a fascinating, revolting underworld."
Post question for DK here and win one of 30 free copies of ROTTERS.
My Bookish Ways: "Fascinating, horrifying, and heartwrenching. If you haven’t discovered this writer yet, what, exactly, are you waiting for?"
Book Loving: "★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Brutally honest and holds back nothing."
Escapism Through Books: "★ ★ ★ ★ Gorgeously descriptive and evocative."
Ingram Library Services: "A creepy, satisfying read."
When Librarians Attack: "About as dark as possible for a contemporary realistic setting... zombie fans and gamers are bound to love it."
Humble Book Review: "★ ★ ★ ★ Dark, creepy, twisted, suspenseful and more than a little shocking."
ROTTERS will be released as an audiobook, both for download and on CD.
Want to read ROTTERS early? Hop along this Star Book Tour.
ROTTERS a 2011 Must-Read from Kirkus Reviews!
Onion AV Club gives Professor a rave review!
Professor is now available on DVD, featuring 30 minutes of deleted scenes! Get it at the Work Series store.
Gapers Block learns about DK's encounter with a "vampicorn."
Professor screening at Union Docs in Brooklyn, followed by discussion with DK and Movieline's Stu VanAirsdale.
Chicago Reader examines DK's life, books, and films.
Professor, with DK and Professor Holstein live, Siskel Center @ 8pm; Work Series retrospective continues 5/17 (Sheriff), 5/19 (Professor), and 5/20 (Musician).
Horn Book on TMV: "The story provides a dark, brutal look at how monsters around us can arouse monsters within."
DK signing books at the Random House booth, 4pm-5pm, International Reading Association conference.
TMV selected to New York Public Library's list of 100 Best "Stuff" for Teens.
3/22, 3/24, 3/25, 3/28
DK appearing at LitWorks Festival.
Audience Award bonus screening of Professor added!
3/3, 3/5, 3/6/10
Bizarre, funny interview at Authors Unleashed.
DK discussing the year's best books at National Louis University.
TMV part of Encore's book club.
Gapers Block: "In a wonderfully told adventure tale, murder mystery and coming of age story, Kraus deftly bridges that dark chasm between childhood and adulthood."
Get the TMV iPhone app!
DK on YA panel at the Open Books grand opening.
DK reading (with Jessica Hopper, James Kennedy, Stephanie Kuehnert, & Adam Selzer), 7:30 @ BookMarket.
School Library Journal: "In a clear, but expressive style, Kraus offers readers brutality, death, anger, lies, and a monster in a box."
DK on two panels at the ISLMA Conference.
DK making hometown stop in Fairfield, IA!
DK appearing on Local Treasures Panels at 2009 Young Adult Conference.
Iron & Wine to Tony Danza: a TMV playlist via Largehearted Boy.
Publisher's Weekly: "Delivers a moving story and points to a huge amount of potential for the author."
Onion AV Club: "Kraus shows a rare skill."
ALA video interview with DK.
Time Out Chicago interviews DK.
Publisher's Weekly hypes the Aug. 26 release party.
"Chilling debut novel." -Book Page
DK will be reading from TMV at 3pm at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
Booklist runs their feature interview with DK.
DK will be part of Chicago's Pilcrow Lit Fest at 2pm.
DK will be part of the Documentary panel at the IFP Chicago Documentary Producers Series.
DK will be signing advance copies at the 7th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast.