Thomas Ligotti (born July 9, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan) is a contemporary American horror author and reclusive literary cult figure.
His writings are unique in style, have been noted as major continuations of several literary genres –most prominently Lovecraftian horror– and have overall been variously described as works of "philosophical horror," often written as philosophical novels with a "darker" undertone which is similar to gothic fiction.
Ligotti has collaborated with the musical group Current 93 on the albums In A Foreign Town, In A Foreign Land (1997, reissued 2002), I Have a Special Plan for This World (2000) and This Degenerate Little Town (2001) all released on David Tibet's Durtro label.
- Crypt of Cthulhu
- Fantasy Macabre
- The Punk-Surrealist Cafe
- The Urbanite