Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sarah Langan Bio

This week's special guest is Sarah Langan!

Sarah grew up on Long Island and went to college in Waterville, Maine, where she published her first story, "Sick People". She got her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Her influences include Russell Banks, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Kelly Link, Somerset Maugham, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, Eudora Welty, the films of Ingmar Bergman and Will Ferrell, all media relating to Rodney Dangerfield, the movie The Jerk, and the band The Eels.

Sarah is a three-time Bram Stoker award winner.  Her short story "The Lost" won the Bram Stoker Award in 2008 and her novels, The Missing and Audrey's Door won in 2007 and 2009.

In addition to writing novels, she is also pursuing her Master's in Environmental Health Science/Toxicology at New York University.

From her website:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you get your ideas?
From the cadavers in my basement.
Yes. Really.

To learn more about Sarah and her work, please visit her website, or follow her on Twitter.  Also, be sure to check back on Wednesday for her interview and visit the Horror Librarian's Reading List for full descriptions of her books.

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