Owen Egerton is an author, performer, and filmmaker. He is the writer/director of MERCY BLACK (Blumhouse/Netflix), the horror/comedy BLOOD FEST (Rooster Teeth/Warner Media) and the psychological horror FOLLOW (Raven Banner). He’s the author of several books including The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God, Everyone Says That at the End of the World, the short story collection How Best to Avoid Dying, and Hollow which NPR listed as one of the best books of 2017.

He also wrote and starred in the Zach Scott produced play The Other Side of Sleep. As a screenwriter he has written for Warner Brothers, Fox, Disney and many others.

Egerton is also the host of public radio’s The Write Up and the reading series One Page Salon. Egerton and his wife, poet Jodi Egerton, wrote the writing craft book This Word Now. 

Egerton has been honored as one of Austin’s top comics performing with The Sinus Show and Master Pancake Theater. He’s been voted Austin’s favorite author by the readers of the Austin Chronicle seven times.


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