Books Hugh Howey Books by Hugh Howey Hugh Howey has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Hugh Howey Review Book News & Features Does Post-Apocalyptic Literature Have A (Non-Dystopian) Future? May 2, 2015 Store shelves and libraries are packed with post-apocalyptic, dystopian novels right now. Critic Jason Heller has some suggestions to help you wade through the floods. And the fires. And the fallout. Hugh Howey self-published the original WOOL novella in 2011. It has since grown to become a best-selling phenomenon. Amber Lyda hide caption toggle caption Amber Lyda Author Interviews Questions For Hugh Howey, Author Of 'WOOL' August 31, 2013 Hugh Howey is the author of the dystopian WOOL series, about a future in which the remains of humanity are living underground in giant self-sustaining silos. The first volume of WOOL was a self-publishing sensation; the latest volume, Dust, has just been released.