AICN is saddened to report the passing of horror and supernatural writer Peter Straub. Straub was perhaps known among his many talents as a novelist and poet having written many classics including Julia (1975), Ghost Story (1979) and The Talisman in 1984, the latter of which is about to be adapted into a Netflix series by ‘Stranger Things’ Duffer Brothers. Mr Straub passed away peacefully at a hospital in Manhattan on September 4th aged 79 from complications that arose from a broken hip. I’m sure I speak for all at AICN when I say that Peter will be greatly missed. Please feel free to share some of your memories of Peter’s work in the talkbacks.
Peter Straub 1943-2022 One of the best writers I've read, one of the best friends I've known. Always kind, funny, irascible, brilliant. Once performed the Crow position in yoga, in a Milwaukee WI men's room, because he was fearless & proud of his yoga. I'll miss you Peter. pic.twitter.com/FwCafHoSGK— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 6, 2022
It's a happy day for me because FAIRY TALE is published.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 6, 2022
It's a sad day because my good friend and amazingly talented colleague and collaborator, Peter Straub, has passed away. Working with him was one of the great joys of my creative life.