I’m Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters and The Visible Filth. This is my home on the web. Here you’ll find short essays, links to free fiction, interviews and reviews, and a bibliography.

My latest release is The Visible Filth, a novella.


From Weird Fiction Review:

(E)very now and then I read an amazing, well-written piece that brings me back around and reinvigorates my love for the genre. Nathan Ballingrud’s Visible Filth is one of those pieces and I’m sure it’ll easily be one of the best releases of 2015.

From Stephen Graham Jones:

This is one of those stories you read to the end so it’ll stop scaring you. The problem with The Visible Filth is that it doesn’t go away so easy. In your weaker moments some of this imagery will rise, then stick around even when you close your eyes. So go on, open this book up. You won’t be forgetting it any time soon.