publication date: Monday, February 4, 2019 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Literature

clue: He started writing novels while on long journeys on a tour bus in between playing rock concerts. Now one of his novels has become a hit film about a woman, boy, and girl making a dangerous journey while blindfolded.

explanation: Malerman, lead singer and guitarist of the High Strung, is also a novelist whose book Bird Box was adapted into a hit film in December 2018. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


Similar Goos

Mary Shelley

Daughter of philosophers, wife of a novelist, she had plenty of Promethean figures in her life before she created one of her own. Go »

Sax Rohmer

This author roamed between genres like pastoral fantasy, Islamic terrorism, and mummy-based horror, but his most enduring creation was a racist caricature of a crime lord with distinctive facial hair. Go »

W. Somerset Maugham

This mostly gay would-be doctor wrote about human bondage, a razor's edge, and a magician not unlike Aleister Crowley. Go »

Nathaniel Hawthorne

This early American master gave us Hester Prynne, Hepzibah Pyncheon, Dr. Heidegger, and Giacomo Rappaccini. Go »

Laura Hillenbrand

It's a cliché as tired as she is, but this horse girl turned her obsession into a best-selling book, and her career has not been broken by her condition. Go »

H.P. Lovecraft

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. Go »