Articles by Peter Straub

March 9, 2010

What About Genre, What About Horror? 50

Just for beginners, let’s admit that literary fiction is a genre, too, shall we? Expectations guide its readers, that of respect for consensus reality and the poignancy of seemingly ordinary lives, of sensitive character-drawing and vivid scene-painting, of the reversals and conflicts characteristic of the several sub-genres of literary fiction.

December 8, 2008

A Year in Reading: Peter Straub 0

Peter Straub, the author of seventeen novels, including two with Stephen King, and two collections of short fiction, has won a Grand Master, a Life Achievement, and a Living Legend Award. He most recently edited Poe’s Children, an anthology of new horror writing. This year, I read five books that were really compelling. They are: […]