This week on the Capes and Tights Podcast, Justin Soderberg welcomes back New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus to the show to discuss his latest novel Whalefall and more.
Kraus is a writer of novels, TV, and film. His collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, The Living Dead, was acclaimed by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus’s The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of the Year. Kraus has won the Bram Stoker Award, Scribe Award, two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler), and has appeared multiple times as Library Guild selections, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, and more.
Daniel joined the podcast back on Episode 76 to discuss his work on Trojan and The Living Dead.
Whalefall is The Martian meets 127 Hours in a “smart, surreal, and powerfully humane” (Owen King, New York Times bestselling author) thriller about a scuba diver who’s been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out.
Whalefall hits bookstores everywhere on August 8, 2023. Kraus has also partnered with Orono Brewing in Maine to release a limited edition collaboration beer to celebrate the release of the novel. Whalefall IPA is available for a limited time only in Maine.