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(March 2, 1943 -- September 4, 2022)
Peter Francis Straub is an American fantasy/horror author and poet. His horror fiction has received numerous literary honors such as the Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Award, and International Horror Guild Award.
He co-authored Black House and The Talisman, two fantasy-horror novels, with his friend and fellow author Stephen King. An early best-selling novel, Ghost Story was made into a popular movie.
Straub died from complications of a broken hip.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1981 -- Necon 2
- 1982 -- World Fantasy Convention '82
- 1983 -- Kubla Khanvalescence
- 1998 -- International Conference on the Fantastic 1998
- 2001 -- Roastee at Necon 21
- 2005 -- World Fantasy Convention 2005
- 2012 -- Readercon 23
- 2017 -- NecronomiCon Providence 2017
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