Robert McCammon The Robert McCammon website Sun, 09 Apr 2023 21:16:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 49236683 Covers for French edition of Swan Song revealed Sun, 09 Apr 2023 21:16:52 +0000 [...]]]> French publisher Monsieur Toussaint Louverture has revealed the cover art for their upcoming two-volume paperback translation of Swan Song. This edition of Swan Song was translated by Jean-Charles Khalifa, and the cover artwork is by Bernard Khattou. The books will be released May 12, 2023, and can already be found on some bookselling websites, including,, and

Swan Song information page at the Monsieur Toussaint Louverture website
Swan Song ordering page for both books at the Monsieur Toussaint Louverture website

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Gone South limited edition coming from Lividian Tue, 04 Apr 2023 00:12:49 +0000 [...]]]> This summer, Lividian Publications will produce a limited edition of Robert McCammon’s Gone South. This is the first time Gone South has received this treatment. The book contains fantastic artwork from Francois Vaillancourt, Robert McCammon’s introduction he wrote for the 2008 trade paperback, and a new foreword from author Michael Koryta. Patreon supporters of Brian J. Freeman have received copies of the Advance Review Copy. The official announcement with ordering information will happen in May. Thanks to Tony Thomas for the photo of the ARC.


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Film announcement: “He’ll Come Knocking” Thu, 30 Mar 2023 02:29:25 +0000 [...]]]> The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Robert McCammon’s short story “He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door” will be adapted as a feature film for Paramount. The project will be directed by Patrick Brice, from a script by Jordan Goldberg and Alex Paraskevas.

For more details, visit The Hollywood Reporter site.

This follows the news that a series inspired by Stinger is being adapted for Peacock. Filming of the as-yet-untitled series begins this fall.

Hot Horror Package ‘He’ll Come Knocking’ Lands at Paramount (Exclusive)


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Polish edition of Usher’s Passing coming in July 2023! Mon, 27 Mar 2023 23:13:08 +0000 Polish publisher Vesper has revealed the cover for their upcoming translation of Usher’s Passing, to be published in July 2023! The art is by Maciej Kamuda. Vesper has previously published translations of Speaks the Nightbird and Boy’s Life, and they are publishing The Listener in May 2023.


Tease of French cover for Swan Song Mon, 27 Mar 2023 23:00:36 +0000 [...]]]> French publisher Monsieur Toussaint Louverture will publish a French translation of Swan Song in two volumes in May 2023. They’ve posted several teaser images in the past, and today, they’ve posted a tease of the cover art for Volume 1.

A lot more information about the release can be found on their website:

Swan Song — Monsieur Toussaint Louverture


Promo video for upcoming French Swan Song Fri, 10 Mar 2023 15:16:07 +0000 French publisher Monsieur Toussaint Loverture has posted a cool promo video for their May 2023 release of their translation of Swan Song in two volumes. They have not yet released the cover, though they’ve teased some cover designs.


Czech news: Gone South and Boy’s Life Wed, 08 Mar 2023 14:41:20 +0000 Czech publisher Dobrovský has acquired the Czech translation rights to Robert McCammon’s Gone South.

Their translation of Boy’s Life, under their Fobos imprint, has just been released. They also published a translation of Usher’s Passing in 2021.

Smrt před úsvitem at Knihy Dobrovský
Prokletí rodu Usherů at Knihy Dobrovský


Updated cover for upcoming Swan Song trade paperback Wed, 15 Feb 2023 05:13:02 +0000 [...]]]> A new trade paperback edition of Swan Song from the Simon & Schuster Saga imprint will be released on April 4, 2023. This edition includes a new afterword by Robert McCammon. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon US, Amazon UK, BookDepository, B&N, BAM!, and other retailers.

Saga has updated the cover art to mention the new afterword, and it also references the book’s inclusion in the PBS show Great American Read.


It’s been a while…. Mon, 13 Feb 2023 20:26:36 +0000 [...]]]> Hello!

It’s been a while since the last update, but that doesn’t mean nothing’s going on!

Mr. McCammon recently completed Seven Shades of Evil, the next book in the Matthew Corbett series, which is a collection of short stories set in Matthew’s world. Some have been previously published, but four of the stories are brand-new, including one that’s over 100 manuscript-pages long. It’s too early to say anything about when it might be published, but I hope to have that information in the next couple of months.

Also from the I-can’t-talk-about-it-yet department, if all goes according to plan, there will be several McCammon re-releases this year. One of those is a new trade paperback edition of Swan Song from S&S Saga, which will be released on April 4, 2023. This edition includes a new afterword by Robert McCammon. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon US, Amazon UK, BookDepository, B&N, BAM!, and other retailers.

There are also several planned international editions this year, including Polish and French translations of Swan Song, a Czech translation of Boy’s Life this month, Polish translations of Usher’s Passing, The Queen of Bedlam, and The Listener, and a German translation of Freedom of the Mask in April!

I’ve heard no more about the Peacock series inspired by Stinger, but if/when I do, I’ll let you know! If you missed that news, Peacock placed a straight-to-series order for the project being produced by James Wan and written by Ian McCulloch. The series is “inspired” by Stinger, so I wouldn’t hold my breath about it being a faithful adaptation of the novel. But we’ll see….

From the Not-That-Robert-McCammon Department, there’s a new book out called Walter Johnson Had No Idea: A Life with Baseball that is written by another man named Robert McCammon. That book is not written by the author of Speaks the Nightbird, Boy’s Life, etc.

More information when I have it! Until then, I hope your 2023 is going well! Mine is, but I’m also trying to figure out how it’s already the middle of February….



Robert McCammon to attend Monroeville Literary Festival March 3 & 4, 2023 Mon, 13 Feb 2023 19:54:02 +0000 [...]]]>
Robert McCammon is one of the authors participating in this year’s annual Monroeville Literary Festival. The festival takes place March 3 and March 4, 2023, in Monroeville, AL. From the website linked below:

Held each year in the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, the Monroeville Literary Festival began in 2020 and follows the 22 year tradition of the Alabama Writers Symposium. During the Monroeville Literary Festival, guests are invited to explore the writing, music and art of the literary South through two days of fun, food and literature!

Admission is free, though there are luncheon and dinner tickets that can be purchased, too. For details and to register for the event, visit:

Annual Monroeville Literary Festival kicks off March 3rd + 4th—register now