Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is the author of fourteen novels. He has won the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and two World Fantasy awards and was elected Grand Master at the 1998 World Horror Convention. His books have been translated into more than twenty foreign languages. He lives in New York City.
"Ghastly, hide-your-eyes horror; when Peter Straub turns on all jets, no one in the scream factory can equal him." --STEPHEN KING "STRAUB IS TERRIFYINGLY ACCOMPLISHED IN THE ART OF HORROR." --Entertainment Weekly