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Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books. His many accolades include multiple Bram Stoker Awards, most recently for his novel A Dark Matter; the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers award; and Life Achievement awards from the Horror Writers Association and the World Fantasy Awards. Straub was the editor of the two-volume Library of America anthology American Fantastic Tales. He lives in New York City.


"Peter Straub is a national treasure." -Lawrence Block

"An extraordinarily gripping and tantalizing read." -New Statesman

"A crazy-quilt of horror." -Milwaukee Journal

"Genuinely frightening."-Chicago Tribune

"I haven't read anything that so terrifyingly evoked the presence of evil and supernatural threat since The Exorcist. Julia may be better." -The Buffalo News

"Haunting, in every sense of the word."-Robert Bloch, author of Psycho

"You expect the horrifying in the fiction of Peter Straub . . . and you get it." -The New York Times

"[Straub] is a master at blurring the supernatural, the real-world-scary, and the monsters in your psyche." -The Plain Dealer

"Not since Edgar Allan Poe has an author taken such liberties with his readers' nerves." -Cosmopolitan

"Straub is the master of subtle, smoldering dread." -People

"Straub well understands the dark recesses of the psyche where the personal demons dwell." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Peter Straub is a fine storyteller." -The Washington Post

"When Peter Straub turns on all his jets, no one in the scream factory can equal him." -Stephen King

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