Peter Straub is the author of seventeen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. They include Ghost Story, Koko, Mr. X, In the Night Room, and two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House. 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- Tales and the Library of America's two-volume anthology, American Fantastic Tales. He has won the British Fantasy Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, and ten World Fantasy Awards. In 1997, he was named Grand Master at the World Horror Convention. In 2005, he was given the Horror Writers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. At the World Fantasy Convention in 2010, he was given the WFC's Life Achievement Award.
Praise for Ghost Story
"The terror just mounts and mounts."-Stephen King
"The scariest book I've ever read...It crawls under your skin and into your dreams."-Chicago Sun-Times
"Not since Edgar Allan Poe has an author taken such liberties with his readers' nerves...A masterwork of horror."-Cosmopolitan
"One of the most frightening novels you will ever read."-The Dallas Morning News
"The best thing of its kind since Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House."-Newsweek
"Superb horror."-The Washington Post Book World