Alan Lastufka

Alan Lastufka is a Hoffer Award-winning author and the owner of Shortwave, an independent small press. He writes horror, supernatural, and magical realism stories.

His debut novel, Face the Night, received a starred Kirkus review, was a finalist for Best New Horror Novel at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and won the 2022 Hoffer Award for Best Commercial Fiction. It was also listed as one of the 100 Best Indie Books of the Year by Kirkus.

When he’s not writing, Alan enjoys walking through Oregon’s beautiful woods with his partner, Kris.

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Fiction / Short Stories
Teenage best friends Aaron and Tim have their own hideout in the woods. It’s an old, reclaimed cabin nicknamed the Fort. And it just grew a new door…
Alan Lastufka News
November 25, 2022
The American Book Fest announced the final results of their annual awards this week and Alan Lastufka’s debut novel, Face the Night, was honored as one of only five Finalists for Best New Fiction…
August 19, 2022
The film rights to Alan Lastufka’s short story, “The Fort”, have been optioned by Umbrella Pictures. “The Fort” is set to be produced as a standalone short film…
December 21, 2021
IndieReader reviewed Face the Night today! The review was overwhelmingly positive. Face the Night scored a perfect 5.0 out of 5, meaning it was selected as an IR Approved title…
December 15, 2021
Kirkus Reviews awarded Face the Night a starred review today! According to the Washington Post, only 2% of all indie books submitted are awarded a starred review. Only 2%…