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Jeffrey Cranor

Author of Welcome to Night Vale

14+ Works 5,773 Members 188 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink write the hit podcast and touring live show Welcome to Night Vale. He has also written more than 100 short plays with the New York Neo-Futurists, co-wrote and co-performed a two-man show entitled What the Time Traveler Will Tell Us with Joseph Fink, and collaborated show more with choreographer Jillian Sweeney to create three full-length dance pieces. His first book, Welcome to Night Vale, was published in 2015. It Devours!, is his second book, It was published in October 2017, and is a New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Jeffrey Cranor

Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 145 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Cranor, Jeffrey
Birthdate
1975-05-28
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Astoria, New York, USA
Places of residence
New York, USA
Occupations
writer, podcaster, choreographer
Relationships
Sweeney, Jillian (wife), Fink, Joseph (Co-creator)
Organizations
Night Vale Presents
Short biography
Jeffrey Cranor cowrites the Welcome to Night Vale podcast. He also cocreates theater and dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney. They live in New York.

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Off-putting (but never overwhelmingly so) alternative history/sci fi/horror thing. Def worth a read, will undoubtedly be checking out Within the Wires at some point.

A book which is either a memoir or a fictional construct is found and published with commentary from state censors/cultural critics. It consists of the experiences of the creator of a complex form of therapy developed in response to deeply rooted childhood traumas on a universal level. These traumas are the result of WWI not ending. The therapy is meant to erase the ties between parent and child, with the goal being to simultaneously wipe out any already existing childhood memories of trauma.

This was a complex and engaging piece of grounded sci-fi. Really dug it.
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Amateria66 | 3 other reviews | May 24, 2024 |
Atmospherically good, and writing to the standard of the better-written episodes. The plot didn't really start until about halfway through, at the Library, and then it moved along at a good clip.

The resolution fell flat, however---either I didn't get it, or the commentary about Troy as a type of parent was actually just trite and annoying. (Obviously I'm biased toward one of these things.) I preferred Dianne's meditations on parenthood in the first half of the book.
 
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caedocyon | 130 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
Really wanted to like this but it failed to hold my interest for unknown reasons. Will try another time.
 
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SESchend | 130 other reviews | Feb 2, 2024 |
I liked it but I didn’t love it. I thought it dragged a little in the middle and sometimes it’s cleverness got in the way of actually enjoying the story. Having said that, I will read the next book and am definitely interested in the podcast.
 
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cdaley | 130 other reviews | Nov 2, 2023 |

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Works
14
Also by
2
Members
5,773
Popularity
#4,273
Rating
3.8
Reviews
188
ISBNs
83
Languages
6
Favorited
1

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