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, W 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.
In addition to writing novels, she is also pursuing her Master's in Environmental Health Science/Toxicology at New York University.
Sarah Langan recommends
Pain Cages (2011)
"Paul Kane's fiction shows intelligence and imagination - he's a writer who's going places, and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!"
The Last Goddam Hollywood Movie (2013)
Cody Goodfellow and John M Skipp
"THE END OF CIVILIZATION HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN."
Night of the Mannequins (2020)
Stephen Graham Jones
"Propulsive and poignant, capturing the mundane terror of adolescence, and adding that ever-so-essential dab of killer mannequin."
Dark Lullaby (2021)
"With fabulous world-building and a plot so tight you could bounce a quarter off of it, Dark Lullaby is a Handmaid's Tale for the modern world, about the ways our human need for love can serve as both society's salvation, and its undoing."
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