Justin Cronin is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Passage trilogy (The Passage, The Twelve, The City of Mirrors), which Stephen King described as â€śone of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.â€ťÂ Translated into over 45 languages, the trilogy was an international publishing phenomenon, appearing on bestseller lists in many countries, including the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Holland and Brazil. A television adaptation of The Passage, produced by Ridley Scott, will premiere on Fox in January 2019.
Croninâ€™s other works include Mary and Oâ€™Neil, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize, and The Summer Guest.Â He is a recipient of the Goodreads Readerâ€™s Choice Award in Horror, fellowships from the NEA and the Pew Foundation, and a Whiting Writerâ€™s Award, among other honors. Â
He teaches one course at Rice, usually in the spring semester. Â