Michael Talks with the Indy Star

Michael talks with the IndyStar and shares how his father’s job at Indiana University influenced parts of the plot in Rise the Dark. Electric thrills guide Michael Koryta’s ‘Rise the Dark’ By David Lindquist,  August 16, 2016 In new novel “Rise the...

AP: Rise the Dark is “Filled with Suspense”

In the Associated Press’ review of Rise the Dark, they say “Koryta has a gift for terrific suspense that immerses the reader while also delivering prose that almost reads like poetry.” Here’s the full review by the AP from the Star Tribune :...

Michael’s Rise the Dark Playlist

Music is a huge part of my writing process, and certain songs and artists seep into the individual books and characters. This is never more important than in the middle of a book, or during the first rewrites, when fresh energy is critical. I’ve had the pleasure of...

Michael’s Q&A with the Portland Press Herald

Wondering how Michael spent his summer? He sits down with the Portland Press Herald and talks about his influences, his summer in Maine, and his research for the book following Rise the Dark. Read the full Q&A below or check it out here:  Best-selling author...

Review: Rise the Dark Will Leave You Breathless

The Tampa Bay Times’ review of Rise the Dark is in, and it left them breathless:   “…Koryta again constructs a hold-your-breath thriller around believable characters and the bonds, familial and romantic and ideological, that bind them....

Early Reviews Are Coming In

Rise the Dark releases in less than a week, and the reviews already are starting to come in. Here are a few of the early thoughts about the book: The Washington Post: This book arrived with high praise from several stars of the genre — “A master,” says Stephen King;...