NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PETER STRAUB —A MASTER OF HORROR WHOSE MOST RECENT NOVEL 'A DARK MATTER' WAS RELEASED IN 2010—WILL BE A GUEST OF HONOR AT THE
7TH ANNUAL KILLER NASHVILLE
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The Internationally Attended Conference Focusing On Crime, Mystery, Thriller and Suspense Literature Takes Place August 23-26 at the Hutton Hotel in Downtown Nashville
Killer Nashville (www.killernashville.com), the premier conference for mystery, thriller and crime fiction authors and fans, is pleased to announce New York Timesbestselling author and multiple award winning master of horror Peter Straub(www.peterstraub,net) as one of its three guests of honor at its seventh annual event, which takes place August 23-26, 2012 at the Hutton Hotel in Downtown Nashville.
Straub says, "It is very exciting to be participating in Killer Nashville, and I look forward to it very eagerly.”
"We're dedicated to assisting writers in developing a greater understanding of the craft of the mystery, thriller, suspense, true crime dramas and horror fiction, and Mr. Straub is renowned for setting a very high standard in many of these arenas,” says Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford (www.claystafford.com), an international bestselling author himself, who has also worked in the film industry for years as a writer, director, producer and actor.
Peter Straub is the author of more than 17 novels, several poetry and short story collections, seven novellas, and a collection of nonfiction essays. Most famous for his work in the horror genre, he has also received acclaim for his poems, literary novels, and thrillers. His numerous literary awards include the Bram Stoker Award, theWorld Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.
Straub's first novel "Marriages” was published in 1973, but it was his fifth, the national bestseller "Ghost Story,” that made him a household name. Stephen Kingcalled it "one of the best horror novels of the latter half of the 20th century.” And later collaborated with Straub on two fantasy novels: "The Talisman” and its sequel, "Black House.” Straub also edited "H. P. Lovecraft: Tales.” His most recent thriller, "A Dark Matter,” was released in February, 2010.
Previous guests of honor at Killer Nashville include Jeffery Deaver, Michael Connelly, Carol Higgins Clark, Donald Bain, Robert Dugoni, Bill Bass and JA Jance.
Held the fourth full weekend of every August, the event opened with 70 guests from the immediate region and has grown to attract over 500 people, including budding writers, authors, editor, publishers and fans from throughout the U.S., Canada, theUK and Italy.