Glen Hirshberg was born in Detroit in 1966, and grew up there and in San Diego. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, where he won the Bennett Cerf Prize for Best Fiction, and his M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Montana. He now lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and children.
Glen’s first novel, The Snowman’s Children, was published by Carroll and Graf in 2002. The Two Sams, published by Carroll and Graf in October 2003, collects his celebrated ghost stories which have received multiple International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Award nominations.
Tor recently reissued Glen’s novel, Motherless Child, and he kindly answered a few of my questions.
Kristin Centorcelli: I’m very excited that Tor decided to reissue your Southern horror novel, MOTHERLESS CHILD! Will you tell us a little about it and what inspired the story?