Brian Keene

Brian Keene

Author, editor and producer in York, Pennsylvania

About Brian

BRIAN KEENE is a novelist, comic book writer, and producer. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is an international bestseller often credited with inspiring pop culture's current interest in zombies. Keene has written licensed prose for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, and Alien.

Several of Keene's novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Naughty List, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option. Keene also served as Executive Producer for I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday.

Keene also hosts the popular podcast The Horror Show with Brian Keene, which airs weekly on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Roku, Stitcher, and elsewhere via the Project Entertainment Network. He has won numerous awards and honors, including the World Horror Grandmaster Award, two Bram Stoker Awards, and Honors from United States Army International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) 509th Logistics Fuels Flight. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

Name: Brian Keene

Lives in: York, Pennsylvania

Occupation: Author, Editor and Producer


  • I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday

    I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday (2017)
    Film (Drama and Horror) Producer A mother and her and 8 year old son struggle to survive in a bomb shelter after an unnamed apocalypse.

  • The Naughty List

    The Naughty List (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy and 1 More) Writer On Christmas Eve, two American mobsters come face to face with Santa Claus, and discover what it really takes to get on the Naughty or Nice list.

  • Fast Zombies Suck

    Fast Zombies Suck (2015)
    Film (Horror and Short) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Ghoul

    Ghoul (2012)
    TV Movie (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Writer Centers on a group of friends who risk their lives to stop who, or what, is behind a rash of disappearances in their town.

  • The Ties That Bind

    The Ties That Bind (2009)
    Film (Horror and Short) Writer A man's undying love for his wife continues even after she is dead.


  • Imadjinn Award for Best Fantasy Novel

  • Best Short Film Overall - Imaginarium Film Festival

  • Best Short Film Genre - Imaginarium Film Festival

  • Best Screenplay - Imaginarium Film Festival

  • World Horror Grand Master Award

  • Shocker Award for Best Non-Fiction Book

  • Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel

  • Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

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