Nick Mamatas was born on Long Island, New York and attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook and New School University. He currently lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Mamatas' work appears frequently in Razor Magazine, The Village Voice, and various Disinformation Books and BenBella Smart Pop Books anthologies.
His short novel Northern Gothic (Soft Skull, 2001) was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction in 2002.
His first full-length novel, Move Under Ground (Night Shade Books, 2004/Prime Books, 2006), combined the Beat style of Jack Kerouac with the cosmic horror of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. This novel was nominated for both the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and the International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel in 2005, and made the Locus Magazine Recommended Reading List for books published in 2004. In early 2007 he decided to distribute it online for free under a Creative Commons license.
Find Nick online at www.mamatas.com.