Zombie Author Kim Paffenroth

Zombie Author Kim Paffenroth


Kim Paffenroth is the author of:

Dying to Live
Dying to Live: Life Sentence
Dying to Live: Last Rites
The World Is Dead (Ed.)
History Is Dead (Ed.)
Valley of the Dead
The Undead and Theology


About Kim Paffenroth

Kim Paffenroth  won the Bram Stoker Award in 2006.

In addition, he's been a contender in several other awards:
Black Quill Awards, 2008 (Finalist)
International Horror Guild Awards, 2007 (Finalist)
Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year, 2007 (Silver Medal)
He maintains a blog called Gospel of the Living Dead. 

Kim Paffenroth appeared at HorrorRealm in Pittsburgh, 2010, where he signed copies of his then-new book Valley of the Dead.

 What Makes Kim Paffenroth Unique?


It's simple. Kim Paffenroth, in his own words,  is "The world's only theology professor turned zombie novelist." What could be more unusual than that?

Dr. Paffenroth is Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College in New Rochelle New York.  There's a good deal of crossover between his theological work and his horror writing. Fro example, in 2003, Dr Paffenroth received a travel grant from the Devers Program in Dante Studies through the University of Notre Dame.  Paffenroth published Valley of the Dead: The Truth Behind Dante's Inferno in 2010, and two scholarly articles about Dante in 2005. Valley of the Dead  was intriguing to many readers.

Dr. Paffenroth is best known for his Dying to Live series, but he's also published some academic papers that include zombies. "Zombies as Fear or Internal Threat" appeared in a volume that examined the phenomenon of zombies in modern culture.

 Zombie Zak (a zombie poet, also published here)   has this to say:
"When I learned that Kim was writing a Zombie novel focused around Dante ("Valley of the Dead" - published by Permuted Press, 2010), I was beside myself with curiosity about how the book would turn out.  After I finished reading the book, I was happy to have read it, as I enjoyed it muchly."

Kim Paffenroth: Five Descriptive Links

  • Iona College, Religious Studies Department----------Faculty Page
  • Flames Rising------------------------------------------------Interview
  • HorrorRealm 2011(videos)---------------------------------Panel Discussion
  • Craig DiLouie Interviews Kim Paffenroth----------------Interview
  • John Joseph Adams Interviews Kim Paffenroth-------Interview
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