Stephen Graham Jones

Author has Mongrels on the brain

Sept. 11, 2016

The story of a nascent werewolf and his flawed family has been percolating inside of Stephen Graham Jones, CU Boulder creative writing professor and veteran novelist, since he was 12 years old. “In one sense, I wrote it in two weeks, and in another, it took my whole life,” Jones says of Mongrels, his first book to be published by a mainstream New York publishing house. Throughout a career that has included 17 novels and numerous short stories, Jones has balanced two distinct novel genres: literary and horror. Now he says, “Mongrels braids the two styles back together.”