Craig ClevengerCraig Clevenger is an American author of contemporary fiction. Born 1964 in Dallas, Texas, he grew up in Southern California where he studied English at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of two novels, ''The Contortionist's Handbook'' and ''Dermaphoria'', both released by MacAdam/Cage. His work has been classified by some as neo-noir and has received praise from such authors as Chuck Palahniuk and Irvine Welsh.
Clevenger lists among his influences Jim Thompson, James M. Cain, Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Matheson, Italo Calvino, Kōbō Abe, Steve Erickson, Mark Danielewski, Will Christopher Baer, Seth Morgan, James Ellroy, Michael Hogan, John O'Brien, Michael Ventura and Rupert Thomson.
Clevenger has completed work on a third novel, ''Mother Howl'', based on his short story [https://web.archive.org/web/20070817070247/http://craigclevenger.com/work/fiction/thefade.php ''The Fade''], which he has recently adapted into a short film with director Scott Krinsky.
He shares a fan base with fellow authors Will Christopher Baer and Stephen Graham Jones. Provided by Wikipedia