Ghost Writers

Nine FSG Authors Share Childhood Halloween Costumes

We know that finding the perfect Halloween costume isn’t easy, so for a bit of inspiration we asked FSG authors to recall some of their finer moments. From the Borg to a hobo clown, we found more than a couple gems worth sharing. Happy trick-or-treating!

Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley, author of The Clasp, as a butterfly.

Eli Horowitz

Eli Horowitz, author of The Pickle Index (right), and his brother, Jesse, as vampires.

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody Is Ever Missing, as a lion. Her brother is an army man.

Rowan Ricardo Philips

Rowan Ricardo Phillips, author of Heaven, as Jerome Benton from The Time, as seen in Purple Rain. His friend is dressed as Morris Day.

Nelly Reifler

Nelly Reifler, author of Elect H. Mouse State Judge, as a tumble dryer.

Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart, author of My Heart Is an Idiot, as The Noid from the Domino’s Pizza commercials.

Robin Sloan

Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, as the Borg from Star Trek. His sister, Lily, is a member of the Enterprise crew.

Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer (left), author of The Southern Reach trilogy, as a hobo clown. His sister is a pirate.

John Wray

John Wray, author of The Lost Time Accidents, as a viking.


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