About the Author
Connor Coyne grew up in Flint, Michigan, and has lived in Chicago and New York City. He received his Bachelors from the University of Chicago and his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the New School. He has written plays, poetry, essays, short stories, and novels.
Connor's work has been published in the Santa Clara Review, the Moria Poetry Zine, the Flint Broadside, the Dick Pig Review, and the Saturnine Detractor. He is a contributor to the literary blog bkish, a cofounder of Chicago's Gothic Funk Nation and the editor-in-chief of its arts journal, The Paramanu Pentaquark.
He maintains a website at connorcoyne.com.
ELISABETH BLAIR is a vocalist & songwriter based in Chicago, but living in London currently (December 09 - May 10). She adapted the "Hungry Rats Theme" from the lyrics of a popular song by Charles Mackay, and continues to write music for the novel. She is also the Editor for the final version of Hungry Rats.
Forge 22 Design
FORGE22 is a web design studio run by Sam Perkins-Harbin, who likes making fast, efficient and good looking websites. He is the webmaster for hungry-rats.com, and will be the Designer for the final version of Hungry Rats, going to print this Spring.
The Gothic Funk Nation
The GOTHIC FUNK NATION is a collective of artists, adventurers, writers, party-ers and idea-ists. It has provided ongoing moral and logistical support to Hungry Rats, including the use of its name for the establishing of a GOTHIC FUNK PRESS.
MR. AUTOMATIC has performed with artists including Le Castle Vania, Pase Rock, Mark Almaria, Atomic Babies, Passions, Drop the Lime, and Tycho. Besides being a music producer, Mr. Automatic has mixed video for Funky Couture's Jeudisoir night at Victor Hotel, Ramp at Sonoteque, and currently designs visuals for the band Skybox. His days are spent producing, shooting, editing video, and designing motion graphics. He has also performed visuals for Trancid, Gene Hunt, Emulsion, Le Castle Vania, Gene Farris, Four Energy Drink, Diz, Lego, Michael Sarafini, and Mark Grant among others. His piece "The Hunger of the Rats" was created for Hungry Rats.
NOVA MOTURBA covered "Ringfinger" on the NIN tribute album, Re-Covered In Nails, and approved the use of their song "Burning Rain" for Hungry Rats
Richard Whaling is, according to his own profession, "unsuitable for polite company." In addition to his work with the Ambient/Electronica/Rock group IMMANUEL WON'T he is a new member of the Hungry Rats cabal.