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Sarah Langan

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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.

Genres: Horror
Bedford Horror
   1. The Keeper (2006)
   The Missing (2007)
     aka Virus
   Audrey's Door (2009)
   Good Neighbours (2021)
   A Better World (2024)
Omnibus editions
   Apocalypse: Year Zero (2012) (with others)
Bram Stoker Best First Novel nominee (2006) : The Keeper
Bram Stoker Best Novel winner (2007) : The Missing

Sarah Langan recommends
One of the Good Guys (2024)
Araminta Hall
"The best book I've read in a long time. One of the Good Guys is a dark, whip-smart thriller that's also laugh-out-loud funny. Hall answers #metoo and the masculinity crisis with nuance and insight. A must read."
Thicker Than Water (2023)
Megan Collins
"Thicker Than Water is a complex and moving thriller about the stories we choose to believe, that sometimes paper over the very rotten things beneath."
You Are Here (2023)
Karin Lin-Greenberg
"With great insight and care, Lin-Greenberg chronicles the daily lives of neighbors connected to a local mall that's soon closing. You Are Here shows that times keep changing, but the American Dream persists."
The Nigerwife (2023)
Vanessa Walters
"The Nigerwife explores the ways a set of ex-pat women in Nigeria exchange autonomy for comfort. But it's a raw, and potentially fatal deal. A murderously good read!"
The Haunting of Alejandra (2023)
V Castro
"A powerful story about motherhood, trauma, love, and the ways that myths can and should be rewritten . . . If you're a horror fan and you haven't picked up V. Castro, you need to fix that."
Before We Were Innocent (2023)
Ella Berman
"Berman's an expert at the small moment, the Austen-esque tragicomedy of unspoken human desire that compounds into something too big to name, too awful to ignore."

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