September 27, 2022

Peter Straub, the celebrated writer of horror and supernatural novels and quick tales, has died in New York Metropolis following a protracted sickness. He was 79.

Straub’s books embody ‘Julia’ (1975), a couple of lady stalked by a supernatural presence within the wake of her daughter’s dying – a e book that was tailored into the 1977 movie The Haunting of Juliastarring Mia Farrow – and ‘Ghost Story’ (1979), following a gaggle of males investigating the backstory of the feminine presence haunting them – additionally tailored to the display screen within the 1981 movie of the identical title starring Fred Astaire.

He additionally achieved mainstream success with 1984’s fantasy novel ‘The Talisman’ and its 2001 sequel ‘Black Home’, each of which he wrote in collaboration with Stephen King. Each books are linked to King’s collection ‘The Darkish Tower’.

Straub gained quite a few honors together with a number of World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards. He gained the coveted Bram Stoker Award in 1993 for ‘The Throat’; 2003 for ‘Misplaced Boy, Misplaced Woman’; 2004 for ‘In The Night time Room’; and in 2010 for his final novel ‘A Darkish Matter’.

His daughter, novelist Emma Straub, introduced his dying on Instagram:

Emma Straub printed ‘This Time Tomorrow’ this 12 months, a novel which sees a girl wrestle with the decline of her father’s well being. She mentioned it was impressed partially by Peter Straub and his query, requested in jest: “What web page do I die on?”

Stephen King posted on Twitter that “it’s a tragic day as a result of my good good friend and amazingly gifted colleague and collaborator, Peter Straub, has handed away.” He added that “Working with him was one of many nice joys of my artistic life.”

English writer Neil Gaiman referred to as Straub “probably the greatest writers I’ve learn” and “probably the greatest buddies I’ve recognized.”

Gaiman additionally tweeted that Straub was “At all times form, humorous, irascible, sensible. As soon as carried out the Crow place in yoga, in a Milwaukee WI males’s room, as a result of he was fearless & pleased with his yoga. I’ll miss you Peter.”

Creator and photographer Kyle Cassidy tweeted a priceless life lesson:

Straub is survived by spouse Susan, whom he married in 1966, and their two kids.

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