Whitley Strieber began his writing career with The Wolfen and The Hunger, for which he earned renown as one of the best of the “new wave” of horror writers. Both of these novels were made into films, the latter starring Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon and David Bowie.
In the mid-1980s Strieber received
national attention with the New York Times bestseller Warday (co-authored by James Kunetka), and an award winning young-adult
novel, Wolf of Shadows, each depicting the harm our country could suffer
in even a limited nuclear war.
He may be best known for the third
phase of his career, which began with the 1987 New York Times bestseller, Communion,
an auto-biographical account of his experiences with strange alien visitors who came to his cabin in the New York countryside.
Related works include Transformation and Breakthrough as well as fiction informed by his Communion experiences such as Majestic and The Grays.
He has written several thrillers including Cat Magic and a pair of sequels to The
BeyondCommunion.com · Established November 1998
BeyondCommunion.com is an educational, noncommercial website presenting an archive of Whitley Strieber book information and interviews so as to make people aware that the author's writing career has been a long and varied one with many critical successes in different genres. For those interested in the events of Communion, these materials are presented to help people decide for themselves if the alien visitors Whitley Strieber has described are in some sense real, and if the questions raised by those who have had these experiences are honestly felt. It is this website's position that Whitley Strieber has conveyed the emotional truth of these experiences, regardless of whether one may ever know if his experiences as written are fact or fiction. For conveying this truth, Whitley Strieber deserves appreciation.
Our thanks to Whitley & Anne Strieber, and to the many individuals who granted Beyond Communion permission to reprint their interviews and articles, including:
Stanley Wiater · Ted Seth Jacobs · Sean Casteel · CNI News · Steve Neill · Mac Tonnies · Caliber Comics · Index Magazine · Borderlands Press
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