Fondakowski, Leigh, with Greg Pierotti, Stephen Wangh, and Margo Hall. The People’s Temple. Premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Berkeley, CA, April 2005. Additional productions at the Perseverance Theater in Juneau, AK; The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN; and the Puzzle Piece Theatre in Detroit, MI; and Yankton high School in Yankton, SD, among others.
Hutchinson, Sikivu, writer and director. White Nights, Black Paradise. Los Angeles: Zephyr Theater, 2018.
Reston, James Jr. “Jonestown Express.” Plays in Process 5, no. 10 (1984).
Shojaei, Mohammad, director. 1978. Performed by the Bit Theater Group in Iran, 2016–2017.
Buford O’Shea, Teri. Jonestown Lullaby. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2011.
D’Aguiar, Fred. Bill of Rights. London: Chatto and Windus, 1998.
Gilkes, Michael. Joanstown and Other Poems. Leeds, U.K.: Peepal Tree, 2002. Review by Rebecca Moore.
Gillespie, Carmen. Jonestown: A Vexation. Detroit, MI: Lotus Press, 2011.
Hirschman, Jack. The Jonestown Arcane. Los Angeles: Parentheses Writing Series, 1991.
Lambrev, Garrett. Dogstar and Poems from Other Planets. Berkeley, CA: Beatitude Press, 2007.
McCuistian, Washington S. A Jonestown for Worms: New Poems. Louisville, KY: Wasteland Press, 2005.
scott, darlene anita. Jonestown poetry (published on Alternative Considerations website).
Sutherland, Fraser. Jonestown. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland and Stewart, 1996.
Blackwood, Scott. We Agreed to Meet Just Here. Kalamazoo, Michigan: West Michigan University Press, 2009. Review by Karen Stroup.
Jonestown Revisited, a short story by Jan Carew, published in Eusi Kwayana, A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective. Los Angeles: CaribHouse, 2016.
D’Aguiar, Fred. Children of Paradise. New York: HarperCollins, 2014. Reviews in the jonestown report by Annie Dawid and Matthew Fulmer, and in Fictional Cults Lack Verisimilitude by Annie Dawid. Also reviewed in The New York Times review by Julia Scheeres (which also appears here).
Popular Fiction with Jonestown Themes or as Plot Device
Carter, Nick. Retreat for Death. New York: Charter Communications, 1982. See Peoples Temple as Plot Device (2012).
Christine, Juliea. Escaping Jonestown. BookRix, 2012.
Hart, Megan. All Fall Down. Don Mills, Ontario: Mira Books, 2012.
Hartmann, Joseph. Before White Night: Rescue from Jonestown. Richmond, Virginia: Belle Isle Books, 2014. Review by Matthew Fulmer.
Hewtson, Kathleen McKenna. Jungle Rot: Jonestown, an American Holocaust. San Francisco: Taylor Street Books, 2015. Critical essay review by Katherine Hill. Response to Katherine Hill by Tim Hewston. Reply by Katherine Hill.
Lescroart, John. The Hunter. New York: Dutton, 2012. See Peoples Temple as Plot Device (2012).
Mankel, Henning. Before the Frost. New York: Vintage Books, 2006. See Peoples Temple as Plot Device (2012).
Maupin, Armistead. More Tales of the City. New York: Harper Perennial, 1980. See review by Blair Alan Gadsby (2022)
_____. Further Tales of the City. New York: Harper Perennial, 1982. Review by Karen Stroup.
Olsson, Peter Alan. A Boyish God. Houston: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co., 2013.
Review by Laura Johnston Kohl.
Read, Cornelia. The Crazy School. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2010. See Peoples Temple as Plot Device.
Rodgers, William D. Cult Sunday. Denver: Accent Books, 1979.
Wilson, Gar. Terror in Guyana. Toronto, Ont.: Worldwide Press, 1990. See Peoples Temple as Plot Device (2012).