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Author photo copyright Josh Silver, 2015
"Intelligent, character-driven horror tales." - Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jack Ketchum's review of Gristle & Bone.
Duncan Ralston was born in Toronto and spent his teens in small-town Ontario. As a "grownup," Duncan lives with his wife in Toronto, where he writes dark fiction about the things that frighten, sicken, and delight him. His work has been reviewed in Scream: the Horror Magazine, Cultured Vultures and Daily Dead. In addition to his twisted short stories found in GRISTLE & BONE and VIDEO NASTIES, he is the author of the novels SALVAGE, THE METHOD and GHOSTLAND, and the novellas WILDFIRE, WOOM and EBENEZER.
Duncan’s influences include (but are not limited to): Stephen King, Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, Harlan Ellison, Jack Ketchum, Roald Dahl, Irvine Welsh, Chuck Palahnuik and Bret Easton Ellis.
He runs the small press Shadow Work Publishing, which has published the writing of Jack Ketchum, Wrath James White, Jeff Strand, William Malmborg, The Sisters of Slaughter, Glenn Rolfe and many others.
IN OTHER MEDIA
In addition to dark fiction, Duncan has written several screenplays and TV pilots. His screenplay adaptation of the novella Ebenezer was a quarter-finalist in this year's Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. His screenplay adaptation of the novella Wildfire was a BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2018 semifinalist, as well as a Fresh Voices semifinalist in 2017. The pilot script for his period comedy-drama series, The Valley, won First Place TV in the 2015 Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest.
You can read several of these screenplays on the Film/TV page.
Duncan has been interviewed in various dark corners of the internet. Here are just a few:
CONFESSIONS OF A REVIEWER 2-part Interview
DLS REVIEWS Interview
SHARKBAIT WRITES Interview
DAILY DEAD Interview
KENDALL REVIEWS Review/Interview
INK HEIST Interview
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