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Peter Straub

Award-winning author

Peter Straub

Peter visits with students at Amherst in Summer 2011

A sample of what our students had to say after their visit with Peter: "I would never have guessed that a horror writer could be so funny and interesting!" "I want to be an author, and Peter Straub really inspired me." "Peter Straub is a REAL author."

Peter Francis Straub is an American author and poet, most well known for his work in the horror genre. His horror fiction has received numerous literary honors, including the British Fantasy Award, six Bram Stoker Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, and two World Fantasy Awards, placing him among the most-honored horror authors in recent history. In 1998, he was named Grand Master at the World Horror Convention.

Peter is the author of seventeen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. They include Ghost Story, Koko, Mr. X, and his most recent, A Dark Matter. Peter has two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House. In addition he has written two volumes of poetry and two collections of short fiction, and he edited the Library of America's edition of H. P. Lovecraft's Tales.

For further Information about Peter Straub, please visit his website.


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