DANIEL KRAUS is a New York Times bestselling author. His collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, The Living Dead, was acclaimed by The New York Times and The Washington Post.

With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus’s The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of the Year. Kraus has won a Scribe Award, two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist, and more.

In this episode, Ryan and Daniel discuss the power of fiction to explore difficult issues, how Daniel researched his latest book Wrath, collaborative writing, and much more.

Kraus’s work has been translated into over 20 languages. He lives with his wife in Chicago. Visit him at danielkraus.com. His latest book Wrath is available wherever you buy books.

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