Offsite: John Darnielle with Annalee Newitz

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 7:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, February 2 at 7pm PT when John Darnielle discusses his new novel, Devil House, with Annalee Newitz!

This event will take place at The Dairy
Proof of Vaccination is Required for Entry

Please note this is a ticketed event
Tickets can be purchased here
Tickets include a signed copy of Devil House and access to the event

About this Event
Join us on Wednesday, February 2 at 7pm PT when John Darnielle reads from and discusses his latest book, Devil House, with Annalee Newitz!

Your ticket includes access to the reading and conversation with Darnielle and Newitz, as well as a copy of Devil House. This event will take place at The Dairy, the beautiful new event space in San Francisco's Presidio. The evening will include an audience Q+A.

Proof of vaccination is required.

Doors open at 6:30. The event will begin at 7pm.

About Devil House
From John Darnielle, the New York Times bestselling author and the singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats, comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, and the dangers of storytelling.

Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mother always told him. Years later, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success—and a movie adaptation—to his name, along with a series of subsequent less notable efforts. But now he is being offered the chance for the big break: to move into the house where a pair of briefly notorious murders occurred, apparently the work of disaffected teens during the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. Chandler finds himself in Milpitas, California, a small town whose name rings a bell––his closest childhood friend lived there, once upon a time. He begins his research with diligence and enthusiasm, but soon the story leads him into a puzzle he never expected—back into his own work and what it means, back to the very core of what he does and who he is.

Devil House is John Darnielle’s most ambitious work yet, a book that blurs the line between fact and fiction, that combines daring formal experimentation with a spellbinding tale of crime, writing, memory, and artistic obsession.

About John Darnielle
John Darnielle’s first novel, Wolf in White Van, was a New York Times bestseller, National Book Award nominee, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction, and widely hailed as one of the best novels of the year. He is the author of Universal Harvester and, most recently, Devil House. He is the writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and sons.

About Annalee Newitz
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. They are the author of the book Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, and the novels The Future of Another Timeline, and Autonomous, which won the Lambda Literary Award. As a science journalist, they are a writer for the New York Times and elsewhere, and have a monthly column in New Scientist. They have published in The Washington Post, Slate, Popular Science, Ars Technica, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, among others. They are also the co-host of the Hugo Award-winning podcast Our Opinions Are Correct. Previously, they were the founder of io9, and served as the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo.


  • Copies of Devil House will be signed and available for pick up uon your arrival at the event. If you would like your copy personalized, please follow the directions listed in your confirmation email and respond with your request by 12pm PT on Wednesday, Feb. 2. 
  • Seating will be first come, first serve. Priority seating will be given to wheelchair/walker users and other attendees with disabilities.
  • This is an in-person, ticketed event and will not be livestreamed. No refunds will be given after the event date for those unable to attend.
  • To attend the event, you must purchase a ticket through this Eventbrite page. Purchase of Devil House made through the bookstore website do not grant entry to the event.

*Books for this event will be for pick up only to ensure they arrive to customers by Wednesday, February 2. We cannot guarantee books shipped by publication date will arrive by event date. Books for ticketholders will of course be available at the event for those who wish to pick them up then. We cannot ship books outside of the U.S. We apologize for any inconvenience.


  • The venue is located on ground level, and there are no stairs between the parking lot and the venue space.
  • The parking lot is directly in front of the store with several handicap parking spots close to the entrance.
  • When purchasing your ticket, you can select priority seating for wheelchair users and folks with mobility devices.

Please note this is a ticketed event
Tickets can be purchased here
Tickets include a copy of Devil House and access to the event


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