John Darnielle Live at Tattered Cover Colfax

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome John Darnielle to our Colfax location on Friday, February 4th at 7:00pm to discuss his new book, Devil House! John Darnielle will be in conversation with film critic Walter Chaw.

This is a ticketed event. Your ticket admits one (1) attendee includes one (1) signed copy of Devil House.

About the Book

From John Darnielle, the New York Times bestselling author and the singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats, comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, and the dangers of storytelling.

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.

About the Author

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, and widely hailed as one of the best novels of the year. 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.

About the Moderator

Walter Chaw is the senior film critic for He has bylines in the NY Times, Washington Post, LA Weekly, and appears on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. He is the writer and producer of the "Profane & Profound" episode of David Fincher's "Voir" series. His monograph for Miracle Mile is currently available and his book on the films of Walter Hill is set for 2022.

Event Location: 
Location: Colfax Avenue