William Alexander's first novel, Goblin Secrets, won the National Book Award in 2012 and became a New York Times bestseller shortly after that. His performance of the Goblin Secrets audiobook won the AudioFile Earphones Award. He studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College and English at the University of Vermont, and now teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Ghoulish Song, his second novel, set in the same world and city as Goblin Secrets. For more about both books — including a gallery of wearable masks — visit