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Horror Writers Association announces 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Peter Straub

Updated July 4, 2006

Peter Straub has been awarded the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association (HWA). Straub is the author of seventeen novels, including Ghost Story, Julia, and In The Night Room, as well as two collaborations with Stephen King, Talisman and Black House. His work has topped the bestseller lists and has been translated into twenty languages.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious of the Bram Stoker Awards, given by the HWA in acknowledgment of superior achievement not just in a single work but in an entire career. Past Lifetime Achievement Award winners include such noted authors as Stephen King, Anne Rice, Joyce Carole Oates, Ray Bradbury, John Farris, Ramsey Campbell, and Charles Grant. Winners must must have had a profound positive impact on the fields of horror and dark fantasy, and be at least sixty years of age or have been published for a minimum of thirty-five years.

Straub is a six time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, including four for Superior Achievement in a Novel (2004 – In the Night Room; 2003 – lost boy, lost girl; 1999 – Mr. X; and 1993 – The Throat). He is also a two time recipient of both the International Horror Guild Award and the World Fantasy Award.

The HWA Annual Conference and Bram Stoker Awards banquet will be held this year on June 16th -18th at the Hilton Newark Airport in Newark, New Jersey. Both the conference and the banquet are open to the public. At this time, plans are being made for Mr. Straub to attend. However, there is no guarantee that any award nominee will appear. Members of the press will be admitted to the conference without charge and will receive goodie bags and drink tickets while supplies last. Those wishing to attend the banquet are also welcome, but must purchase a ticket in advance.

More information on the awards and the banquet can be found by visiting www.horror.org.

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