Horror is a man’s world…but one woman has made a screaming, slashing entre into the scene…and in two of her first three published novels, has won prestigious awards and honors that put her on equal bloody footing with the guys who rule the genre.
Sarah Langan’s novel AUDREY’S DOOR (http://browseinside.harpercollins.com/index.aspx?isbn13=9780061624216) won the Bram Stoker award for outstanding novel in 2009. Ms. Langan is delighted to join the company of Straub, King, and McCammon for winning twice for novel (and overall, three times!). On what it feels like to win the award twice, Sarah commented, “Remember how SNL used to be dominated by men, and then the ladies came along? It feels like that. A total sea change.”
More details on the awards here: http://www.horror.org/stokers.htm
Also, Sarah Langan’s short stories Fenstad’s End, The Burn Victim, The Dark Materials Project , and The Agathas all got honorable mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Anthology, The Best Horror of the Year, 2009.