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.”