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Joseph Fink (1) (1975–)

Author of Welcome to Night Vale

For other authors named Joseph Fink, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Joseph Fink is a writer and editor. He is the co-owner of Commonplace Books and has two collections of short works. He and Jeffrey Cranor write the hit podcast and touring live show Welcome to Night Vale. It Devours!, is their second book. It was published in October 2017, and is a New York Times show more bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Joseph Fink

Welcome to Night Vale (2015) — Author — 2,757 copies
It Devours! (2017) — Author — 871 copies
Mostly Void, Partially Stars (2016) 638 copies
Alice Isn't Dead: A Novel (2018) 500 copies
The Buying of Lot 37 (2019) 182 copies
Who's a Good Boy? (2019) 169 copies
The Halloween Moon (2021) 94 copies
A Commonplace Book of the Weird: The Untold Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (2010) — Editor; Contributor — 36 copies
Welcome to Night Vale [podcast] (2012) — Author — 5 copies
Unlicensed (2022) 2 copies

Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 144 copies


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Common Knowledge

Short biography
Joseph Fink (age 32 in 2018) runs a small independent publishing company, but does other work as well. His interests include reading, writing, and art of all kinds. He also loves to travel (Cambodia, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, United Kingdom) but rarely have the time to do so.

Fink met Jeffery Cranor (age 43 in 2018; grew up in Texas and Oklahoma) doing experimental theater in New York.

Joseph Fink is married to Meg Bashwiner. Megan is 32 in 2018. She has lived in Amherst, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, New York; Verona, New Jersey; Red Hook, New York.

Joseph Fink wife Megan C Bashwiner is a member of their theater group, a “NY Neo-Futurist, Proverb Lady and voice of Deb for Welcome to Night Vale Podcast/Live show, writer, performer, and sandwich ethusiast/advocat”.

Joseph Fink had successfully created a podcast that was loved by thousands of subscribers; we anxiously waited for the next episodes because the episodes for “Welcome to Night Vale,” a fictionally based podcast was released two times every month. It is about the creepy town called Night Vale where all the conspiracy theories come alive.



this is not an earth shattering, must read book by any means, but Meg and Joseph are very likable and i didn’t mind spending some time in their company. this joint memoir was SO cute and sweet. i have never read a book like this, a side-by-side joint memoir of their first ten years together. and they wrote it without seeing each other's work, until it was all finished. maybe they will write volume two of their next ten years together ten years from now!
Ellen-Simon | 2 other reviews | May 9, 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.
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.
SESchend | 130 other reviews | Feb 2, 2024 |
I enjoyed this book a lot. They wrote their story separately and then put it in a book. It was cute the differences on what was important to each of them and sometimes conflicting accounts of the same story.
KyleneJones | 2 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |



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Cecil Baldwin Narrator, Contributor
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Maureen Johnson Foreword, Contributor
Rob Wilson Cover artist, Designer
Kevin R. Free Contributor, Narrator
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Russel Swensen Contributor
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