Poster for Harvard Book Store presents John Darnielle

Harvard Book Store presents John Darnielle

Coming in January

Run Time: 90 min.

Harvard Book Store welcomes JOHN DARNIELLE—bestselling author of Wolf in White Vanand beloved singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats—for a discussion of his latest, highly anticipated novel, Devil House.

Ticketing

All tickets include a hardcover copy of Devil House to be picked up at the venue the night of the event. Books bundled with event tickets cannot be picked up in store beforehand.

Purchase Tickets

A Return to In-Person Events

Harvard Book Store is excited to re-introduce in-person programming this season, beginning this January with several events at offsite Cambridge venues. To ensure the safety and comfort of everyone in attendance, the following Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place at all of our in-person events until further notice:

  • Face coverings are required of all staff and attendees when inside the venue. Masks must snugly cover nose and mouth. At venues where refreshments are served, attendees may briefly unmask when actively eating or drinking.
  • Proof of vaccination is required for entry into the venue. No exceptions. (Harvard Book Store staff will be checking vaccine cards and/or vaccine passports at the door.)
  • Attendance is capped so as to allow for some social distancing in the venue.

For the time being, we will not be holding author signings at these events, in order to limit close contact. When possible, we will have pre-signed books available for purchase on-site.

About Devil House

Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mother always told him. Years later, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success—and a movie adaptation—to his name, along with a series of subsequent less notable efforts. But now he is being offered the chance for the big break: to move into the house where a pair of briefly notorious murders occurred, apparently the work of disaffected teens during the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. Chandler finds himself in Milpitas, California, a small town whose name rings a bell—his closest childhood friend lived there, once upon a time. He begins his research with diligence and enthusiasm, but soon the story leads him into a puzzle he never expected—back into his own work and what it means, back to the very core of what he does and who he is.

Devil House is John Darnielle’s most ambitious work yet, a book that blurs the line between fact and fiction, that combines daring formal experimentation with a spellbinding tale of crime, writing, memory, and artistic obsession.

John Darnielle

John Darnielle’s first novel, Wolf in White Van, was a New York Times bestseller, National Book Award nominee, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction; his second, Universal Harvester, was also a New York Times bestseller and was a finalist for a Locus Award. He is the writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and sons.

Photo Credit: Lalitree Darnielle