James Howard Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948. He is the author of eleven novels and three nonfiction books, The Geography of Nowhere, Home From Nowhere, and The Long Emergency. He lives in upstate New York.
"Richly imagined ... [The Witch of Hebron] reminded me of Larry McMurty's Lonesome Dove, set in the dystopian world of The Road."--New York Journal of Books "[A] suspenseful, darkly amusing story with touches of the fantastic in the mode of Washington Irving."--Booklist "Kunstler's post-apocalyptic world is neither a merciless nightmare nor a starry-eyed return to some pastoral faux utopia; it's a hard existence dotted with adventure, revenge, mysticism, and those same human emotions that existed before the power went out."--Publishers Weekly "Vividly drawn ... [The Witch of Hebron] plays to Kunstler's strength, which is his understanding of municipal infrastructure, so he can analyze the importance of what has been taken from people, how they cope, and just what is necessary for them to survive."--Steve Goddard's History Wire (online)