About the Author
Peter Straub is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. He is most famous for his books in the horror/suspense genre, and was honored as a grand master at the 1998 World Horror Convention. He has won the World Fantasy Award for Koko, and the Bram Stoker Award for his novels Lost Boy Lost Girl and In the Night Room, among others, as well as for his collection of short stories, 5 Stories (2007). His horror classic Ghost Story was recently reissued.
Hometown:New York City
Date of Birth:March 2, 1943
Place of Birth:Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education:B.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965; M.A., Columbia University, 1966