Famous Horror Writers

RIP Peter Straub

Yesterday we lost Peter Straub.

For those of you who are not familiar with this gentleman by name you may still have read his works, he was a prolific writer of dark fantasy, horror and thrillers.

My favourite of his was Ghost Story, which I have already spoken about on this website and TikTok.

He has been nominated for a dozen World Fantasy Awards and won four of them, as well as 14 Bram Stoker awards. His last novel was A Dark Matter published in 2010, though he published short stories and novellas since then.

He also worked with Stephen King on The Talisman and its sequel Black House.

It was actually Stephen King’s tweet that made me aware of Peter Straub’s passing.

King called Straub a “good friend” and “amazingly talented colleague and collaborator” “Working with him was one of the great joys of my creative life.”

2 thoughts on “RIP Peter Straub”

  1. Hi Katie,

    Yes, it so sad that Peter Straub died. I wrote him a fan letter once and he actually replied! I remember loving The Blue Rose Trilogy. I’m going to reread Ghost Story and light a candle in his memory.

    By the way, I really enjoyed A Man in Winter. I haven’t left an Amazon review yet, but I will. Looking forward to your next book – it’s out next month I seem to remember.

    Lisa

    1. I was gutted to find out, I wasn’t aware he was poorly. I’m going to have to re-read ghost story myself very shortly.

      Thank you very much!! I’m thrilled you liked it 😀 Yes, Firefly is out next month, its a fair bit different to man in winter though. 🙂

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