S. A. Cosby, author of The New York Times bestseller Razorblade Tears, is an Anthony Award-winning writer from Southeastern Virginia. His critically-acclaimed Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland were both named a NYT Notable Book and named a best book of the year by NPR, The Guardian, and Library Journal, among many others. When not writing, he is an avid hiker and chess player.

Published Works

Razorblade Tears
Blacktop Wasteland
My Darkest Prayer


The Back Room Presents: Rural Noir

Crime writers S.A. Cosby, Chris Harding Thornton, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Heather Young discuss their highly-acclaimed books and meet with attendees in The Back Room, hosted and moderated by …

March 14, 2021 | 7PM – 8:30PM

Trouble on the Road: S.A. Cosby and Walter Mosley in Conversation

Crime-writing phenom S.A. Cosby (Blacktop Wasteland) and Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Walter Mosley (Blood Grove) discuss their newest books in conversation with Stephen Mack Jones. Cosby presents a …

March 20, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM

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