Name Kealan Burke
|Born Kealan Patrick Burke
4 August 1976 (age 46)
Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland (1976-08-04) |
Occupation Writer, Anthologist, Photographer, Book cover designer.
Genre Crime fiction, Mystery fiction, Dark fantasy, Horror fiction
Notable works The Timmy Quinn series, Kin
Influenced by Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch
Books Currency of Souls, Taverns of the Dead, Ravenous Ghosts, The Number 121 to Pe, Shroud 8
Similar People Rick Hautala, Thomas Piccirilli, Brian James Freeman, Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
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Kealan Patrick Burke (born in Dungarvan, Ireland) is an author. Some of his works include the novels Kin, Currency of Souls, Master of the Moors, and The Hides (Bram Stoker Award nominee), the novellas The Turtle Boy (Bram Stoker Award Winner, 2004) and Vessels, and the collections Ravenous Ghosts, The Number 121 to Pennsylvania & Others, Theater Macabre and The Novellas. He has also appeared in a number of publications, including Postscripts, Cemetery Dance, Grave Tales, Shivers II, Shivers III, Shivers IV, Looking Glass, Masques V, Subterranean #1, Evermore, Inhuman, Horror World, Surreal Magazine, and Corpse Blossoms.
Aside from his accomplishments as an author, Kealan also edited the anthologies: Taverns of the Dead (recipient of a starred review in Publishers Weekly), Brimstone Turnpike, Quietly Now: A Tribute to Charles L. Grant (International Horror Guild Award Nominee, 2004), the charity anthology Tales from the Gorezone and Night Visions 12.
An 8-minute short film based on his short story "Peekers" was written by author Rick Hautala, and was directed by Mark Steensland. A feature film adaptation is currently in development from Lionsgate Entertainment, written by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard ("Oculus", "Soma") and produced by Lawrence Grey.
In 2009 Burke played the lead in the Independent film "Slime City Massacre", alongside Debbie Rochon. Burke won Best Actor at the 2010 PollyGrind Film Festival with his portrayal of Cory.